What makes you passionate about helping Raintree?
The Raintree Foundation is an incredible organization and I really love how they focus on helping people in rural and underdeveloped communities in Thailand. I felt compelled to work with them as I firmly believe in their work and how they're trying to create change. Their goal is to give people hope and opportunity for the future - they believe in doing this through education and providing people with the tools and knowledge to be successful in their own environment by creating jobs and an overall more stable and safe living situation. They focus quite a bit on child development and are involved in several community projects including village schools, water supply systems and clean drinking water. I wholeheartedly agree with their mission and approach and feel honoured that I will be documenting their daily efforts to make change happen. My love of children and photography will hopefully come through in the images I create for them.
How do you believe your photography can make a difference for them?
My goal will be to really immerse myself in Raintree's day to day work and capture their passion and love of wanting to help and empower people. My hope for this organization is that they can use the images I take to reach out to more people via their website, social media etc. I want the images to tell the story of how they want to better their community and hopefully the photos will inspire people to donate or contribute to such a great cause.
What message would you like to send to your supporters?
I am so grateful to you for your support and for wanting to give to this amazing project and foundation. I promise I will do my best to make the most out of your generous donation by working hard and giving back as much as I can while visiting Chiang Mai and afterwards as well.