Country: Indonesia
Location: Sumba
Dates: March – August 2019 (excluding June 1-10 and July 1-15)
Project Length:  14 days
Project ID: 1972
Producer: Myroslava Stadnyk


This NGO’s mission is to rebuild schools affected by natural disasters and help communities in underprivileged areas to receive a better education. Their main activities/projects include: rebuilding schools, providing new and safe classrooms, supplying furniture, as well as educational toys, books, and stationaries. Additionally, they provide and facilitate suitable training programs for the teachers and students.

assignment DETAILS

Upon arrival in Bali, the Associate will need to take a connecting flight to Sumba to meet with the NGO’s team for orientation and introduction to volunteers. During the project, he/she will visit schools (early childhood school, elementary school, junior high school) in order to learn about the NGO’s activities and interview the project participants. The photographer will also focus on developing a story on students, their daily life and family, as well as issues around the village (such as poverty and how the organization is trying to develop and support the sustainability of the schools). The photos will be used for various proposal needs, including school reconstruction proposal, fundraising, event/partnership proposals, presentations for potential donors; as well as reports, website, newsletter, social media, brochures and coffee table books.



  • Experience in overseas development

  • Experience travelling abroad in developing nations


  • 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


$2715 USD

Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $350 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences. Additional internal flight (up to $250) will be re-imbursed upon return with a valid receipt.

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