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Nepal — TOIT (http://toit.org.np) Education for Children — Non-Profit 


The Project: In May 2019 I will be travelling to Bhaktapur in Nepal to document the operations of TOIT (http://toit.org.np), a grassroots non-profit who’s mission is to protect the children of Nepal from the effects of poverty by facilitating the holistic development of underprivileged children and their families. TOIT aims to create an enabling environment through providing education for children of low income backgrounds, and to empower these children with skills and knowledge-based educational activities. Just as importantly, TOIT seeks to respect the rights of children to live in functional family settings through encouraging and fostering personal and family growth.

My Role: As TOIT grows, the organization has demonstrated a significant need for promoting its intent and operations. Communication and transparency with the local community is integral to their unobstructed ability to grow and provide quality education and opportunities for more children and for the economic and social betterment to a marginalized region of Nepal. My role is to provide photographs, video, words, and technical support to promote the ongoing efforts of TOIT so that this organization can continue to grow and make a life-changing impact on these children and their families.

I am funding all of the expenses of this project out of my own pocket, and so I affectionately ask you my family, my friends, and my colleagues to help me offset the costs of this undertaking if you see fit to do so. In addition to the hard costs associated with this project I am also donating the use of my production equipment and software as well as many weeks of my time and expertise both in the field and in the edit suite.

What I Need:This is purely a non-profit assignment, and so there will be no financial gain for myself or anybody else involved. As mentioned, the costs associated with this project will be coming out of my pocket for expenses such as airfare, logistics, permits, travel VISAs, etc. This assignment is being curated via Photographers Without Borders (PWB), a registered non-profit based in North America, who will provide CHARITABLE TAX RECEIPTS for eligible donors’ contributions for this particular project; this will be done through the GroupRev account setup for this project. My estimated costs for this project are $4,830 USD — please see chart below for cost breakdown.

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What You Get:You will receive a charitable tax receipt if you are eligible: please read notes below. (*Important note: do NOT donate anonymously as this will make a charitable tax receipt impossible to issue). Most importantly you will get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside that is generally associated with do-goodery! You will receive my everlasting gratitude (a very high value). Lastly, the most generous donor will receive an original 30x20 canvas print of their choosing from my online photo gallery: www.ThinkFarmProductions.ca. Be sure to regularly check my gallery for new photos if you don’t see anything that catches your eye!

Please contact me anytime if you would like more information about the project: ArtGajda@gmail.com or ThinkFarmProductions@gmail.com. Thank you for your generous contributions and your consideration!


CHARITABLE DONATIONS INFORMATION:

  1. All donations are calculated in USD, so please account for the exchange my fellow Canadians!
  2. Eligibility for tax receipt is for donations of $25 or more.
  3. Charitable tax receipts will be issued by PWB at year end to individuals within the USA or to Canadians with a US income — as PWB is a registered charity in the USA and a registered non-profit in Canada.
  4. Receipts for Canadian donors will be issued via GroupRev (fundraising platform) under the umbrella of Photographers Without Borders.

About Me:

I have over a decade of professional production industry experience working all over the world, ranging from documentary & journalism to branding & entertainment projects with many top tier brands and organizations. I’m a Primetime Emmy Award winner with two Daytime Emmy nominations and a handful of other industry accolades. I’m a self-starter and an advocate of grassroots non-profit groups. I aim to make a difference by providing support in my realm of expertise: media production, technical support, and storytelling.

Over the course of my career I have been fortunate enough to be in a position that allows me to shift my focus and my business to the support of non-profit organizations. Please visit www.ThinkFarmProductions.ca to learn more about me and my work! Thanks again for enduring this painfully long message:)

Gratefully yours,

Changing worlds with photography.


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Every year, our photographers and videographers donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their time to document the work of grassroots initiatives that are making a real change in this world where it is most needed. By capturing, honouring and witnessing humanity at its best, we are not only inspiring many, but we are forging new narratives of what is and what is possible. 

You can help by supporting our photographers and videographers (See the side bar to the right to see fundraisers for our most recent recruits).

Each of our official photographers/videographers is assigned a GroupRev fundraising page by PWB upon acceptance. These pages are a privilege we offer that are intended to make our programs accessible to all and enable our volunteer photographers/videographers to raise their program fees and subsidize or cover these necessary project-related expenses:

  • Airfare
  • Visa's
  • Vaccinations
  • Health Insurance
  • Travel Insurance

The following expenses are the sole responsibility of the photographer/videographer:

  • Privately arranged travel / Equipment & Equipment Insurance / Software / Extra Baggage Fees / Donation perks / Clothing / Postage/Postcard / Prints / Etc.

Photographers Without Borders® (PWB) envisions a world where we all put ourselves in each others' shoes and work together. Our mission is to inform and inspire positive change by visually communicating the ways that grassroots initiatives are addressing problems in their communities. PWB is registered as a charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status and is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

PWB is not responsible for any donations made outside of these pages.

Any overage amounts raised on GroupRev will be donated and disbursed 50/50, between the photographer's/videographer's assigned cause and PWB, which is also a volunteer-run organization.


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All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

Chelsea and Dan $100.00
Myles McGovern $1,000.00
Sandra Watts
Hey Artur, Looks like an awesome cause. Keep up the good work.
$150.00
Dani & Nick $50.00
Carles
Amazing project Artur! I'm wish you the best!
$50.00
Covey
Hope you are doing well, Artur, and enjoying your adventures. Great cause! Keep up the good work. I take my hat off to you.
$50.00
Anonymous
Lance VR
All the best to have a successful campaign and shoot. Great for the kids
Daren luc Sasges
Thanks for taking this on. Our world needs more people like you.
$100.00
Brenda V Moen
Cheers,good bless you
$200.00
McLeay Upshall $50.00
Sydney
Good luck!
$25.00
Don $100.00
Robert and Pamela
What an incredible project! Good luck Artur!
$120.00
Grahamy
Bon chance!
$50.00
Florence and Larry
Good luck!
$1,000.00
Anonymous
Heather Fleming
What an amazing project Artur. Looking forward to hearing stories.
$100.00
Kaz Gajda $100.00
Kurt and Becky Buff
What your doing sounds amazing. Lots of love, Becky, Kurt and Milo
$100.00
Pierre MICHEL-ESTIVAL
Sounds like a great project. I am with you my dear friend.
$200.00
Eric
Good on you my friend
$100.00
Lindsay D'Angelo
Hopefully this helps Art, Such a great cause.. Im proud of you :)
$80.00
Sarah Hill
Good luck! Important project.
$50.00
David Thompson
Good luck Artur!!!! I’m already getting that warm and fuzzy feeling!!!
Andrew
Janalee Budge
The project sound amazing! I wish you all the best in this beautiful venture. And of course, if you ever need a 2nd camera, I'm there. ; ) Well I'll need to make some money to go of course.
$200.00
Eric and miriah $40.00
Lynsey paley $100.00
Laura
All the best Artur, your an incredible human!
$25.00
Andrew Hubbard $50.00
Casbah
Best of luck out there

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