|Irena enjoying the sea breeze and contemplating the way forward.|
Irena Przybyl, a friend from my old school days, has just arrived in Sierra Leone to undertake a wonderful photography project. She will be training groups of children in Lumley and in Maronka (the project will be rolled out to the other sites in the new year). They will take photos of their world as seen through their eyes and then use them to tell the story of their lives and thus create a book (for sale in the UK).
The kids she has started working with are excited to be learning all sorts from how to work the cameras to filling frames to aesthetic awareness to…… all sorts!
Working with a team of junior staff to run teams of younger students, Irena will engage over 4o youngsters this week in Lumley and a further whole fleet of littluns in Maronka next week.
Watch this space and start saving your pennies so you can buy a few copies of your nearest and dearest when the book comes out.
All proceeds will be donated direct to EducAid to support our work here in Sierra Leone.
Many thanks Irena for this generous initiative and all your support.
If you are interested in knowing more about EducAid’s work with vulnerable young Sierra Leoneans, please go to www.educaid.org.uk and www.educaidsierraleone.blogspot.com