(Photo by Erica Baker for Sole Hope)

    This fall, we’ll be partnering with Sole Hope, an incredible organization making an impact in Jinja, Uganda through vital medical care, education, and job creation.   

    Sole Hope's core purpose is to effectively put in place preventive methods to combat diseases that enter through the feet and to create a positive physical and psychological difference in the lives of individuals in impoverished communities.

    Using donated cameras, Picture Change will teach basic photography skills to Ugandan teenagers connected with Sole Hope to document the stories of their lives, family and community through the camera lens. Picture Change will:

  • Train promising young people to step up as leaders, learn basic business skills, care for donated camera gear, and continue improving their photography skills
  • Foster a sense of confidence and self-worth within the students in their ability to play an active role in documenting their lives and community.

  • Positively impact the community:

    • Conduct a photography service project where students will put their new skills in action and see the positive impact they can have on others

    • Host a local gallery show to encourage pride and local involvement as well as provide a tangible celebration of the students’ hard work

  • Establish a sustainable plan and technical training for a local student/leader to continue the photography program after the initial Picture Change project.

 

This year we're inviting a small team of creative storytellers to join us in Jinja for a week long workshop learning and working alongside the upcoming Picture Change class. Click JOIN US to learn more and apply.

Unable to join us in the field? Click HERE to learn about other ways to get involved!