Location: El Paredon, Guatemala
Dates: January – March 2019
Project Length: 14 Days
Application Deadline: TBD
Project ID: 1959
ABOUT THE charity
Established in 2012, this organization works to improve the quality of education, create employment opportunities and promote positive impact from tourism on the local community (in Guatemala). The organization achieves this through sustainable education, enterprise and environmental products funded by a social enterprise to improve human and environmental well-being.
SDGs: Quality education (4); Gender Equality (5); Sustainable Cities and Communities (11); Climate action (13)
Upon arrival to El Paredon, the photographer will be introduced to the organization’s Executive Director and staff, visit several project sites (such as library, secondary school, organic garden and computer lab). He/she will also interview and take photos of the bracelet makers (part of their social enterprise program). The materials will be used on social media, annual reports, website, catalogues, marketing materials, and fundraising proposals.
Proficient in photo-documentary/photojournalism (and videography)
Experience using editing software (Photoshop, InDesign)
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.
Some knowledge of Spanish
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $150 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.
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