Cedarville Professor, Student Work with Open Schools Worldwide
Cedarville University sent two representatives to South Africa July 15-28, 2012, to create a promotional film for Open Schools Worldwide (OSWW).
Rowland handled the film equipment and operated the camera during the interviews for the film.
“Going to South Africa and seeing the poverty and problems there makes the film we’re working on so important to me,” Rowland said. “Projects like this can really make a difference in people’s lives.”
He said that one of the most important things he learned was that film can be so much more than Hollywood, movie stars and fame.
“Film isn’t all about getting famous or having a good time making movies,” Rowland said. “It’s hard work, and when done right with the right attitude, it can really make a difference in the world.”
OSWW is a nonprofit organization that is committed to responding to the educational needs of children who do not have access to traditional school systems or who are at risk of educational failure for reasons beyond their control. It has trained over 800 volunteers and is serving over 8,000 children in South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Uganda and the Philippines.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,400 undergraduate, graduate and online students to more than 100 areas of study.