From the eyes of a child – children photographing their life in Africa's largest run-down area - Kib

Create & photo this event: donate camera equip & training to schools in Kenya. Children borrow the cameras to create their own life photo documentary. Ultimate: a published photo book, distributed to schools, proceeds to Kenyan community.

When my son was 4 years old, he wanted to donate his matchbox size cars to children who did not have any. I had a contact in Kenya and we worked to have his 150 cars delivered to a preschool in Kibera, Kenya. These children were so thankful to have these cars to take home. My idea is to visit this same school, donate point and shoot cameras, media cards, printers and photo paper and train them on how to use the equipment. (I would campaign at large corporations to encourage them to help in the donation and funding of these items). The children would borrow the cameras from the school for a few days to photograph their life, at home and at play. Once they brought it back, the images would be downloaded and printed by the teacher, for the children to put into their own photo album. I would be documenting these events through my photography.
The ultimate dream would be to publish a photographic documentary book and feature some of the children’s photographs. The goal would be to distribute these books to schools around the United States…heck, why not the world! Students would then see how some Kenyan children live, directly from their eyes. The proceeds would then be sent back to the local community to help with projects such as clean water, farming, proper sewage disposal or structural building.
The BIG picture:
1. children in Kenya would learn to use photography as an outlet of creation
2. students around the world would have the opportunity to see how other children live, through the eyes of a child. Hopefully learning how to not take things for granted and to find ways to help others who are less fortunate
3. proceeds from the sale of the book would return to the local community, funding projects for basic needs

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Great idea.


i voted.



Wow what an awesome idea


A great story and even more wonderful idea!!!Good Luck!


keep up the good work !!!!!


Good luck Terrie!!!


WOW! Good luck on your fabulous idea!


This is an honor to vote for. Good luck!


I expect nothing less than kindness from Kyle.


What a fabulous idea! Good luck!


great idea, I was with my beautiful wife Jagoda in Kenya in 1985, I saw a World


What a fabulous idea for childrena and adults alike! I can't wait to buy the book for my kids!! Good luck


I like your idea!

I voted for you; will you vote for me? Let's do this and see how it turns out. Let's help each other!

Good luck!


I voted


Good luck


I'm glad someone submitted this. Though I didn't write it, I plan on doing something very similar in addition to my dream.

I hope one of us wins!

Best of Luck!


Very magnanimous. This is a very worthy idea. Good luck. I wish you the best with it. I voted for this. Please consider my ideas as well.


I love this idea! check out mine and Pic it if youd like! Congo here I come...


I love the idea of empowering children to create their own projects. Very unique spin on the project and would hopefully encourage them to continue after the project. (My idea is also about children in Africa.) You have my vote! Good luck!!


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Love this idea! Wonderful dream & Best of luck! You have my "PIC" - please take a second to read about my cause - furthering peaceful coexistence in the Middle East! Thank you!


I have seen similar projects across Africa and Asia. Good idea. I'm voting for you. Feel free to return the favor and vote for my project to document political upheaval, land seizures and rights abuses in Zimbabwe.


This is truly fun and totally do-able. Good luck with your ideas. Voted! Take a gander at my dream please


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