Dates: November 2018; or beginning of July-mid-Aug 2019
Project Length: 14 days
Application Deadline: TBD
Project ID: 1854
ABOUT THE PARTNER PROJECT
This NGO’s mission is to empower orphaned teenage girls, who are unable to attend school, to end the cycle of poverty in Rwanda. As the population grossly neglected and at high risk, these young women are provided a sewing machine, sewing lessons, means to purchase fabric and an outlet for selling their creations. The organization engaged in surrounding community by fostering relationships with local merchants and is overseen by local residents that also act as mentors. The girls are taught English, math, health, personal finance, computer skills and basic life skills. Through this process, girls can better understand their human rights and their value as women in Rwanda.
The photographer will meet the women of the NGO, observe women at work and interview them to hear their stories. The photographer will also meet with board members and project manager for interviewing purposes. This project includes visiting local villages and meeting with families and community members. The organization would like to use the materials for fundraising purposes; and to bring awareness to the importance of helping women establish employment as a way to sustain themselves and their families – thus, helping to end the cycle of poverty.
Proficient in photo-documentary/photojournalism
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
Open to new experiences
- Experience in overseas development and travelling in developing nations
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