Location: Oyugis (Southwest Kenya)
Dates: Winter - Spring 2018
Project Length: 12-14 days
Project ID: 1814
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Founded in 2007, this NGO’s mission is to use both local and international resources to help Kenyan people find sustainable solutions to poverty for the 5 sectors of life including Food Security, Health, Education, Environment and Socio-economic. Their goals are to develop empowered communities in this agrarian and impoverished region, that are healthy, food-secure, educated and economically independent.
The programs are varied and are delivered to over 100 sites to different segments of the population, young and old. And while they support local community members with their programs, they also have a mandate to educate community leaders so that programs can continue to be delivered long after external resources are gone.
The Project will take place in the region around Oyugis and will cover the delivery of the diverse programs this NGO delivers in the 5 sectors of life. Examples include:
Early childhood education for children and using technology for cultural exchanges
The teaching of basic farming practices including the growing and preserving of crops
Preventative health education for AIDS along with some limited curative services and testing and support groups
Education on the impact of deforestation and tree-planting programs.
Teaching practical skills like jewellery making and beekeeping so that people can live independently
Experience in overseas development
Experience traveling abroad in developing nations
Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
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.
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