I feel so blessed to work as a photographer for Photographers Without Borders (PWB) to help NGOs around the globe. It is an incredibly rewarding experience to give back and learn so much of the social causes and needs of others. Being able to tell a story through the lens is an extraordinary way to share the important message that the NGO wants to send.
I will be working with the NGO called Ocean Sole. This NGO's goals include: up-cycle their own waste, enable Kenya conservation entrepreneurs, collaborate with global artist and designers to create more art and products to bring more awareness to the plight of the oceans and the increasing debris problem impacting both human and marine life, continue to invest in new staff welfare, build a new production facility at the Kenya coast and provide jobs.
As the PWB photographer, I will be fortunate to be visiting the Ocean Sole project sites in Kenya to capture a masterpiece being made, the carvers at work and the process of how the pieces are made. I will also be invited to several workshops. The images I produce will be used for the organization's new website, newsletters, blogs and stories, as well as social media platforms, and marketing materials/prints.
I have been privileged to shoot through the eyes of a lens for over 6 years. My efforts have brought joy to those that were able to have access to the photos that were captured. I believe that photography has the ability to tell a story with one single picture. That message can spread the word around the world and bring awareness to issues that might otherwise go unnoticed. Photography is a powerful tool and one that can be used to help tell the story of struggling communities that need to get help and have their message heard. It is an honor to volunteer for the NGO in Mombasa, Kenya and put my experience to good use in a fulfilling and rewarding way. My goal will be to accomplish the message that this NGO is aiming to achieve with the social issues that they face through my images. The support of such efforts is extremely welcome and super appreciated!
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So happy we crossed paths!
Daniel J Meeter
I'm so proud of you.
Vera: We are very happy to help you achieve your financial goal as you plan to take your photography talents to Kenya. We sincerely hope that this will be a fulfilling experience for you. Love 'Mom & Dad
Way to go Vera!
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All the best on your new adventure,.
Dearest Vera, So excited for you as you prepare to embark on this next adventure! You amaze me daily with your infectious curiosity, creative talent, and ability to capture life's magical moments. Best, Charlotte
Good luck Cousin! XO Deb
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