Location: Archer's Post
Dates: April or August 2018
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1819
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Established in 2012, this NGO’s mission is to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child marriage within the Northern Rift Valley of Kenya by 2030. Through mobilization and education, the NGO provides education to girls, boys and their parents and replaces these harmful practices while preserving the important elements of the Samburu and Maasai culture. They also empower women in the community by supporting social enterprise.
Working with the indigenous population of these regions, this NGO offers educational workshops, sponsorships, and sports opportunities for boys, girls and their parents. They focus on the origin of these rituals and discuss the myths, facts, and harmful effects of FGM and child marriage amongst other important topics like teen pregnancies and disease.
Will include the photo-documentation of the various workshops being provided to boys, girls and their parents as well as sports activities and the sponsored social enterprises by the local women. The images will be used primarily for their website and social media channels but also for publications meant to educate the public on these issues.
Experience in overseas development
Experience traveling abroad in developing nations
Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
Experience travelling abroad in developing nations
Respect to cultural sensitivity as you will be working with vulnerable people on sensitive topics
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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