Overview

Country: Suriname
Location: Paramaribo
Dates:  End of July – April (May – July is rainy season) 
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1920
Producer: Michelle Scott

ABOUT THE charity

Founded in 2005, this organization’s mission is to create a society that consciously works towards the continued improvement of their environment and the promotion of a green, clean and healthy Suriname. This organization creates public awareness about environmental issues, trains young scientists and researchers, promotes sustainable development and conservation initiatives, and conducts environmental research to inform initiatives. 

PROJECT DETAILS

The focus will be documenting this NGO’s work based in various project sites. In particular, images will be used to promote environmental awareness among the public (eg. the need to use less packaging, not to engage in the trade of wild animals, not to disturb animals in the wild); for training tour operators on sustainable vs. unsustainable tourism practices; and to raise awareness about the proper procedures for handling wild animals when they turn up in unwanted locations. As well, the incumbent will be required to document any other events, trainings, and initiatives that the NGO requires during this time. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills 

  • Ability to withstand some physical activity, hiking  

  • Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient

  • 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.

 Desirable

  • Experience in overseas development 

  • Experience travelling abroad in developing nations 

  • Interest in conservation and environmental initiatives

 

PROGRAM FEE

$ 2,937 USD

Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $320 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preferences.

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