How You Can Use Your Camera Phone to Empower South African Women Photographers
Most of us don't tend to think about the impact something as simple as a cell phone can have on women around the world. Luckily, the innovators at the heART of a woman project did recognize the potential in the cameras we carry in our pockets and launched an initiative to use them to help women in South Africa.
Their program is designed to "provide education in mobile photography to women (15+) in developing communities, to empower and to create small business and sustainable income through the sales of their photographic art and photo art products." But, to make their vision a reality the folks at HOAWP need a few helpful volunteers. They are looking for advanced amateur or professional photographers willing to travel to Khayelitsha, South Africa this November.
Volunteers will help local women learn how to take and edit quality photographs using an iPod touch or used iPhone 4/4s during the workshop, which will be held at the eKhaya eKasi Center.
All volunteers will be provided lunch during the workshop daily, transportation to and from the workshop, a Meet & Greet Dinner and a Project Closing Dinner. Flight, accommodations, other meals, entertainment and associated travel for the 5-day trip are not included.
For more information about volunteering in South Africa with the heART of a woman project, or to find out how you can help from home, visit heartofawomanproject.com.