1 Second Everyday

Before Kev and I set off to America for 3 months on March 19, our buddy Dave told us about an iPhone app called 1SE (which stands for ‘1 Second Everyday’). The premise is simple: You take a video each day and then choose a 1-second clip. The clip gets logged and then ‘mashed up’ with the rest into a fun video collage. The longer you stay on track, the longer your collage becomes.

Kev did an AMAZING job of creating the video below. Enjoy this mini-trip into our world!

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This February will take me on yet another crazy adventure… this time to the Bronx in NYC & Malawi, a small, scenic country in southeastern Africa.

Let me take a moment to tell you how this trip came about. In mid-June last year, my dear friend and talented humanitarian photographer, Esther Havens, emailed me asking if I’d be interested in partnering with her on a storytelling campaign, requested by buildOn. I had the privilege of working with Esther a couple years ago on a campaign and photo exhibit for Watoto. To work with her again would be incredible… so, naturally, I said “YES!” 🙂

After discussing a bit more about the project, Esther and I sent through a proposal to Carrie Pena, buildOn’s National Communications Director. I met up with Carrie at the Ace Hotel in Manhattan last year, all the while learning that we shared a common love for Austin, Texas. The meeting went smoothly and things continued to move forward.

I can’t give away too much about the campaign itself, but I can tell you that it’s going to be AMAZING. I can’t wait to share the stories of the people we encounter on this journey. Many of them will be students and alumni whose lives have been transformed thanks to buildOn’s investment in their lives. buildOn has a 2-pronged approach to breaking the cycle of poverty, illiteracy & low expectations: building into the lives of American students and then sponsoring them to build schools in communities that don’t have one. Have a look at the video below to learn more:

Stay posted for updates here and on my Twitter account @sydneyberryling. Cheers!

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