Date: 22 July 2008
Venue: Mphathesitha High School, Nkandla, KwaZulu-Natal
The PhotoVoice Project is a multi-phased school-based project in which 20 learners from Mphathesitha High School participated in workshops to learn to tell their personal stories using photography. The Project seeks to increase the overall well-being and safety of learner participants through increasing awareness on issues such as gender, HIV and AIDS, and gender-based violence.
During the project, learners were trained in technical photography skills, writing and story development, and practised project planning and documentation. Using these skills, participants will tell their own stories of what being a girl or boy means to them, and how it relates to the hopes and dreams they have for the future.Through pictures and writing, participants documented their own personal stories about how gender beliefs and practices in their communities affect their everyday lives, and how they feel about these experiences. After creating their project plans, participants worked on their stories by taking photographs on disposable cameras provided by Sonke Gender Justice through funds received from UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) who have been working with the Nkandla Municipality Directorate of Community and Economic Development Services to promote child safety and the protection of orphans and vulnerable children.
If you’d like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 17 July 2008. For further information, please contact Kelly Wells on 021 432 7088.