We are proud that one of our Adobe Youth Voices scholars, Poornima Meegammana, was featured in the Institute of International Education‘s 2013 Annual Report. Poornima discovered her passion for digital storytelling through the Adobe Youth Voices program. To bring global attention to child soldier rehabilitation, she produced a short film about children who were forced to serve as soldiers in the Sri Lankan civil war.
Poornima says that the program has given her global recognition as a creative person and she will be using the scholarship funds to “learn filmmaking to help change society.” She is currently attending the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing and is using the skills she gains there to learn how to better market her films.
Get inspired by her story and watch her short film Child Soldier.