Cameras for Equality in Uganda

$2,862 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 10 months
Created October 4, 2018
KIOO Project
We are KIOO Project.
We change gender dynamics in marginalized communities by teaching photography to girls who, in turn, teach photography to boys. Girls gain self-confidence while building leadership & presentation skills. Boys recognize the leadership ability of girls & see them as equals. Gender equality is more than a “girls only” effort. It can only be achieved when both girls & boys understand the importance of living as equals.

We have run workshops with restaveks (child slaves) in Haiti, students living in the slums of Kenya, children from the Dalit caste (the Untouchables) in India, low-income, minority students in Brooklyn, and children living in rural Ethiopia with no electricity or running water. The moments they capture have taken our breath away.

33281572_1537993927233638_r.jpegImages taken by our students in KIOO Ethiopia, 2017.

Where KIOO is going next.
In January, through a partnership with She’s the First, an organization that supports girls’ education in 11 countries around the world, we are advancing gender equality at Arlington Academy of Hope in Bududa, Uganda. Initially, girls will learn various photography techniques. After which, they will use their new found photography & presentation skills to teach their fellow male classmates. This unique journey ensures that both girls & boys experience the rewards of an arts education. By holding gender-themed discussions, and exercises in building self-confidence & leadership, both girls & boys will gain a sense of their self-worth & how to be agents of change within their own communities.

At the end of the 2 weeks, a gallery show exhibiting the students’ work will give the local community an opportunity to celebrate these budding, young photographers.

All the camera & printing equipment we bring to Uganda will remain at the school so the local staff can teach our students more photography techniques throughout the rest of the year. Our goal is for our young students to continue reinforcing these new gender dynamics.

33281572_1537998876223874_r.jpegStudents at Arlington Academy of Hope in Uganda.

How you can help KIOO.
We are raising money to pay for the equipment & travel costs for our team to run this year-long program in Uganda. We need your help to raise $20,000.

Donate to this campaign today!

What your generosity gets you.
Besides a very big, heartfelt thank you, some warm & fuzzy feelings, and a truly beautiful story to share with your friends, you'll get the work created in Uganda!

Donate $50 or more: receive 3 notecards featuring prints taken by our students
Donate $100 or more: receive an 8" x 10" print taken by a student
Donate $500 or more: receive a coffee table book of photographs taken by our students

Gifts will be distributed after the end of the workshop.

33281572_1537995611740432_r.jpegImages taken by our students in KIOO India, 2015.

What your generous donation buys.
    + Cameras and printing equipment*
    + Basic travel & lodging expenses for our team for 2.5 weeks

*Price List
              $15 : camera case
             $20 : international converters
             $25 : memory card
             $50 : ink cartridge
             $75 : ream of paper
           $150 : camera

           $175 : hard drive

          $250 : printer

          $500 : lodging for one team member
       $1,000 : flight

33281572_1537998627574488_r.jpegGirls learning photography & then teaching boys in Ethiopia, 2017.

Help in other ways.
We'd love for you to get the word out about our fundraising campaign too. How? Make a little or some big noise about our Uganda workshop by sharing this campaign on Facebook & Twitter.

Also our gallery of student prints are collector items for our donors. If you'd like a print for your wall, or you'd like to send a gift to someone who would be moved by the work of our alumni artists, browse our SHOP page & buy a print today.

Thank you, merci beaucoup, asante sana, धन्यवाद, āmeseginalehu!
Big & small, your donation makes it possible for girls & boys living in Bududa, Uganda to explore their world through a camera lens while changing gender dynamics. We can't wait to share with you how they accomplish that.

33281572_153799895339683_r.jpegGirls learning photography & then teaching boys in Brooklyn, 2016.

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*Images of students at Arlington Academy of Hope were taken by Kate Lord & provided by She's the First.
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Thank you so much for being a part of our work. Please share our campaign with friends who believe in gender equality as much as you do!

Donate $50 or more: receive 3 notecards featuring prints taken by our students
Donate $100 or more: receive an 8" x 10" print taken by a student
Donate $500 or more: receive a coffee table book of photographs taken by our students

These images were taken by our students in Kenya. We can't wait to see what our students in Uganda capture!
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She used photography to build her self-confidence – a lesson that will follow her for the rest of her life!
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$2,862 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 29 people in 10 months
Created October 4, 2018
KIOO Project
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KIOO Project
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