Country: Kenya and Uganda
Location: Western Kenya (Nyanza Province) and Southwestern Uganda (Kabale District)
Project Length: Two Weeks
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016
Project ID: 1637
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Established in 2006, this NGO’s mission is to enable vulnerable and HIV-affected communities meet their own needs and improve their well-being through nutrition sensitive and sustainable agriculture. The Organization strives to improve the health of individuals through gardens designed to meet specific nutritional needs. The NGO works with participants to build agricultural skills necessary to develop and maintain diverse, sustainable gardens. Their goal is also to build the capacity of gardeners as local resources for information, education, and replication. As well, gender equity is promoted at both the household and community level.
Working with the indigenous Batwa (Pygmie tribe of southern Uganda), as well as the Masai and/or Luo of Western Kenya, this Project will involve documenting farmer field school group training, visitation to households to capture home garden implementation as well as farmer profiles and their families. Additionally, the Project will focus on documenting the work the NGO carries out with young mothers and school children as well as documenting clinic, school and family gardens.
• Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
• Good level of physical fitness as there will be periods of long walking
• Must be comfortable riding on back of motorcycle
• Respect to cultural sensitivity as you will be working with vulnerable people on sensitive topics
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
• Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
• Experience in overseas development
• Experience travelling abroad in developing nations