Overview

Country: Guatemala
Location: Antigua, Yalu, San Juan de Laguna, San Lucas
Dates: November 2019 (or anytime, but not July 2019)
Project Length: 14 Days
Project ID: 1967
Producer: Myroslava Stadnyk

ABOUT THE organization

This NGO’s mission is to help Guatemalan children, families, and communities reach their full potential. They goals include: children’s home – which provides a stable, loving and safe environment for the most vulnerable children in Guatemala. They also provide a quality private education.; outreach programs – which provide bunk beds, stoves, and water filters to impoverished villages (as well as months food deliveries, health care initiatives, an English immersion school for the villages). Their long-term goals include bringing in water systems, electricity, job opportunities and mentorship.

SDGs: Quality education (4); Gender Equality (5); Sustainable Cities and Communities (11); Climate action (13)

PROJECT DETAILS

Upon arrival in Guatemala, the photographer will be introduced to the NGO’s team. H/she will visit their Children’s Home, painting project, and photograph their daily activities.
The photographer will additionally photographer bunk beds, stoves and filter deliveries in village of Yalu; visit educational program in Guatemala City and hygiene clinic in Yalu. The photos will be used for print materials, social media, website, and annual gala and other fundraising efforts.

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) original article, 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.  

  • Proficient in photo-documentary/photojournalism

  • Experience using editing software (Photoshop, InDesign)

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient

PROGRAM FEE

$2,946

Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $350 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.

Click here to learn about what program fees cover.


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