Dates: Spring or Fall 2017
Project Length: Two Weeks
Application Deadline: Open
Project ID: 1718
ABOUT THE PROJECT PARTNER
Founded in 1998, this NGO’s mission is to reduce the suffering and improve the lives of domestic animals in Guatemala. This NGO believes that, as well as being a direct benefit to the animals, enabling people to understand their pets and improve the way they look after them will bring about very positive social and cultural improvements for Guatemalan society in general. This NGO runs spay-and-neuter clinics onsite as well as in the community. They also rescue, rehabilitate and rehouse abandoned, abused, and injured domestic animals. Animals are adopted nationally and internationally. This NGO also has a strong commitment towards using Humane Education as a sustainable way to improve the lives of all animals in their community and to teach Guatemalan communities about the importance of stewardship.
The focus will be documenting this NGO’s work in animal rescue, rehabilitation and rehousing, as well as documenting Humane Education efforts in their community. Photos and video will be used for creating material to enhance educational and promotional material. Special attention will be paid towards documenting animal training classes and pets that are up for adoption, to help potential adopting families to get to know the personalities of the animals and form a special connection with their soon-to-be-adopted pet.
- Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
- Proficient in videography
- Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
- Love of animals
- Some knowledge of Spanish
- Experience in overseas development
- Experience travelling abroad in developing nations
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