October 22, 2018

Fall 2018 Update

By Elizabeth

We want to continue to thank all of our donors and sponsors for the amazing support! Over the last quarter, we have accepted over 100 digital cameras, and more come every week. When we receive donations, we ensure that the cameras are working, have power, and can be recharged. After receipt, we take time to clean the cameras and inventory our new learning tools. This takes quite a bit of time, but we are looking forward to working with students from the School of Visual Arts to help us speed up this process of cleaning and testing these new cameras to make sure they are in working condition for the kids! We receive point and shoots up to DSLRs/ILCs. Click HERE to donate your old camera today! Also, we would like to call attention to the following new sponsors for their generous donations and support:
Pallete Gear
Divergent Media
Arctic Whiteness
Skylum Software
These great sponsors have donated software and hardware to help in our workshops.

Finally, we would like to call attention to a wonderful, global, photo project called, “This is 18,” from the New York Times that was published online on October 11, 2018 in celebration of International Day of the Girl, and in print on October 18, 2018. Earlier this year, we were approached by The NY Times to participate in this project on recommendation from Brad Smith, one of our amazing board advisors. The Times was looking for girls around the world to photograph and interview other girls who were 18 years old to understand what life is like in the different parts of the world. Photographers from over 20 countries, with mentors, interviewed their subjects, photographed their subjects, and created audio and video recordings, too.

This is 18 Online

Meet the Photographers

Our student, Sarah Sunday Moses, did such a great job that she was immediately asked to do a follow up project, which was recently completed, too. Sunday, as she is known, is from Nairobi, Kenya and is a member our All-Girls program partner, the Akili Dada Foundation .

Members of the public were so inspired by the piece they shared their own “This is 18” images and stories on social media.
In addition to having a full page spread and multiple photo credits, Sunday will receive up to $500 for being featured! We are extremely proud of her and can’t wait to see what more she produces!

Finally, we are pleased to announce three new program partners: St. Mary’s Education Centre, in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya; Carel du Toit School for the Deaf, in Cape Town, SA; and Lalela, also in Cape Town. We are thrilled to be working with these new groups and look forward to meeting new students!

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