Location: Blantyre, Makwasa, Malawi
Dates: March-April 2019
Project Length: 14 days
Application Deadline: TBD
Project ID: 1962
ABOUT THE charity
Established in 2005, this nonprofit organization exists to promote interventions that build wellbeing of underprivileged people through capacity development, advocacy and impact mitigation. Their goals include: alleviating the impact of chronic illnesses, including HIV and AIDS through provision of evidence-based interventions among the targeted; empowering the rural/vulnerable women to self-reliant economically; developing to full capacity the Malawian children in order for them to contribute effectively towards national development; designing and implementing interventions that shall significantly improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable children in Malawi; promoting community development through innovative approaches deployed in various targeted communities for the benefit of the marginalized children; and advancing the rights and freedoms of vulnerable groups through advocacy, lobbying and impact mitigation.
SDGs: Good health and well-being (3); Quality education (4); gender equality (5)
The photographer will arrive in Blantyre and introduced to the NGO’s team. He/she will receive an orientation of their current project and needs, tour several project sites (including, Early Childhood Development Centre, Solar Irrigation Farming site), and attend cultural events. He/she will also visit support groups for people living with HIV/AIDS, take photos and interview volunteers, and visiting a local hospital for the purpose of interviewing hospital staff about their work in relation to HIV/AIDS programs. The photographer will additionally attend HIV/AIDS Testing and Counselling event. The materials will be used for fundraising purposes.
Proficient in photo-documentary/photojournalism (and videography)
Experience using editing software (Photoshop, InDesign)
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient
Respect to cultural sensitivity, and experience working with vulnerable populations
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.
Experience in overseas development
Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $316 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.
Click here to learn about what program fees cover.Experience in overseas development and travelling in developing nations