Overview

Country: Kenya
Location: Archer's Post
Dates: April or August 2018
Project Length:  14 days
Application Deadline: 
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. 

PROJECT DETAILS

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. 

QUALIFICATIONS

 Desirable

  • Experience in overseas development
  • Experience traveling abroad in developing nations

Essential

  • 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 

PROGRAM FEE

$2006

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