Location: Nairobi, Mombasa, Meru, West Pokot, Kisumu
Dates: June – July 2019
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1976
Producer: Myroslava Stadnyk
ABOUT THE CHARITY
Established in 1960, this NGO’s mission is to promote the social inclusion of persons with visual impairments through utilizing and empowering them as well advocating for their rights.
Their main activities include:
Pilot projects on digital learning in primary and secondary schools for the Blind in 4 counties; Meru, Mombasa, West Pokot and Kisumu.
Training of visually impaired on adaptive technologies and computing
Production of Braille and digital books for visually impaired persons
Revolving fund to promote economic empowerment for persons with disabilities and the vulnerable
Provision of rehabilitation services for the newly blinded
Sports for the Blind
The focus of this project will be documenting this NGO”s work based in several project sites, in particular their schools for the blind in Kimabu County, Meru County, Mombasa County, Mwingi Kitui County, and Nairobi County. The Associate will meet with the NGO’s Management and their Chief Executive Officer for the purpose of interviews. He/she will also travel to Coastal Beach Counties to visit the NGO’s projects (500 kms drive from Nairobi City).
Materials will be used to showcase the organization’s work and its impact on daily lives of visually impaired persons; and to mobilize resources and efforts by the larger public to support the course of empowering visually impaired persons.
Experience in overseas development
Experience traveling 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)
Experience working with persons with disabilities
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Respect to cultural sensitivity
As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $100 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.
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