On July 17, Photo Start held a history-making graduation ceremony and exhibit for our inaugural Photo Start program at Nduguz 4 Dadaz in Kibagare, Kenya. This is the first graduation ever in the settlement, and as such, it is a big deal! Proud families and community leaders came together to honor and celebrate the incredible achievement of our students.
Our Kenya Program Coordinator, Jeri Furahah, reported, “We had a great graduation!! Oh, the joy on the students’ faces and the pride in their parents was heart-warming. To know that for some of the students, this is literally the first professional certificate they have and we were able to do this for them; makes me so grateful to be part of this life-changing organization. The community at large was so impressed by the images on exhibition, and the many that saw themselves in the pictures beamed with joy & pride!”
Exhibiting your work is the final segment for students of our 4-Pillar programming – Education, Experience, Equipment, and Exhibits. Students are involved in all aspects of the exhibit, from planning and budgeting to event marketing to presenting and interacting with the community.
By sharing their work, students are gaining confidence and learning to communicate and network with business and civic leaders.
Valuable skills. Valuable connections.
That’s how Photo Start is ending the cycle of poverty and creating a future in focus for our students.
ALL OF OUR GRADUATES!
Paul Ngugi (Ombwaru)
Peter Kabue (Cal)
Peter Mbugua (2 Sharp)
The graduates are an inspiration to younger children in the community. We are already receiving requests for more classes! You can help kids follow in the footsteps of our superstars. Every donation makes impact. BE THE LIGHT!