Monday, April 12, 2010

Help Ahecha!

I have been working with a group called Ahecha Paraguay, which means, “I see Paraguay” (in Guaraní). It is a participatory photography project that puts digital cameras in the hands of Paraguayan youth and fosters artistic exchange between communities. To date, this project has gone a long way towards promoting artistic expression and boosting self esteem among its participants.

We recently won the Peace Corps technology award for our project and local demand for this project has far exceeded our capacity to provideaccess to camera kits.

The wait list is over a year-and-a-half long & our term is for only 2 years. Meaning volunteers who sign up to participate now, will have to wait until about May 2011 to actually start the project!


This is where you come in! We want to buy some more cameras so that we can continue to grow this successful project – and for that, I need your help.


If you want to help out with this project, please donate through the Peace Corps Partnership Program:

https://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.donors.contribute.projDetail&projdesc=526-200

You can read more about the project details by following that link. All donations are tax-deductible, and please remember that even $10 or $20 goes a long way once you exchange it for the local currency, the Guaraní. Our goal is to raise $4,813 by mid-2010.

For more information about the program, please visit our blog at:

http://ahechaparaguay.blogspot.com/.

To view
Ahecha photographs selected for this year's national exhibition, please visit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahechaparaguay/tags/expo/.

Thanks


5 comments:

Grammy, Grandpa said...

We contributed.
Grammy and Grandpa

Kathy said...

me too!

L Jolley said...

Yea. Smiles for the little children :)

志冠少菁伶義 said...

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today.......................................................

ZenaT_Pinter2284 said...

你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................