Fotokids is an innovative project, working with children in Guatemala. A life of poverty is exchanged for a camera, and a scholarship for education.
The project was set up by former war photographer Nancy McGirr who had been working with children amongst the rubbish dumps of Guatemala. Six days a week, students come to receive classes in photography, digital imaging, graphic design, website design, publicity, creative writing, and video. They also receive a hot lunch. More than 100 children, all of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds, are currently participating in Fotokids activities.
The older students are very involved in teaching the younger children and are also developing skills through involvement with the accounts and administration of the project.
For more details on this project, visit the Fotokids website.
WER has helpedto fund photography equipment for the children in this project.
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