At Imaging USA 2017, Give Your Old Camera to Children in Need! January 6, 2017 by Nick Johnson
At CFK, we believe that girls should have the opportunity to develop their confidence, interests, and skills in a safe, fulfilling, and fun environment. When girls are empowered, they empower their community in return. To achieve this, our Binti Pamoja Girls Program offers many artistic and skills workshops on a number of topics, ranging from the importance of saving money and sexual and reproductive health to visual art, drama, acting, and photography.
In 2015, Carolina for Kibera’s Binti Pamoja Girls Program decided to double down on its photography skills workshops, partnering with ARTKIDS Foundation to provide quality instruction and encourage self-exploration and confidence building for girls. This partnership resulted in some amazing photography and storytelling! Some girls in the program decided to photograph all the ways that water is gathered and used in Kibera. Others painted a picture of their neighborhood not often seen by outsiders.
All of the girls who participated in the program grew through photography. We’re excited to continue offering classes, but we need your help! If you’re at the Professional Photographers of America’s Imaging USA 2017 Conference in San Antonio this week, you have the opportunity to help a Kiberan girl empower herself through photography. Over the last several months, Lucy Tuck, a dedicated volunteer on behalf of CFK, has organized the Cameras for Kibera camera drive, benefiting Kiberan girls in our Binti Pamoja program! If you have an old camera to donate, you can send it directly to our US office. If you do not have an old camera to donate, you can also donate online.
Come find us at Imaging USA 2017! Email us to find more info on where we’ll be and how you can help.