When I started this project, I was told it was quite crazy and ambitious.
When I completed the third successful project with the burnt children of Aniquem and the third exhibition in 2 years I was asked by my Honorable Ambassador:”And now what?”
When I came up with the education concept and model (now registered) of:
LEARN, CREATE AND SHARE
I was told I could never merge the social differences of Peru through creativity,
art and altruism. I was laughed at.
So, here are a few lines and photographs that show the emotionally, creatively and visually we are all built the same: all we need to do do is educate and give all children an opportunity to make this world a better place, and why not, ONE FRAME AT A TIME.
The 2 groups photograph, together, each other, and 1500 years of culture: eye to eye and heart to heart making history
After more than 2 years of “HOW THEY SEE” in Peru,
our team has developed a new program and methodology that we started implementing in schools: “LEARN, CREATE AND SHARE”
The goal of the Learn, Create and Share program is to educate children and adolescents in schools across Peru, to encourage creative thinking and resilience in a safe environment by transforming adversity and hardship, using art, storytelling and altruism.Sharing with others, their culture, environment, family values, their lives and what makes each and everyone of us unique and great.
The Learn, Create and Share program is as beneficial to children of middle and upper class, offering them also a creative platform to express themselves, their environment and their issues. Moreover, sharing with them examples of the images and work of very talented children at risk opens the door to a different vision of their country, material poverty, their perception, generates awareness, resilience and social integration. The same feeling of belonging to a community of narrative photographers can be nurtured, bypassing language, color or social status barriers.
For more information or for participating as a volunteer, donating funds, cameras, sponsoring or offering your help, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first LEARN, CREATE AND SHARE project has been completed with great success with a group of High School girls from the San Silvestre School of Lima and a group of High School girls from Villa Del Salvador. The documents produced by the girls which covers the expression of each of them as individuals, as a group, in relation with their environment and the richness of the culture of Peru symbolized by the arqueological findings of Pachacamac. The photos and documentary will be exhibited in the museum of Pachacamac at its opening in October 2015.
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE DRAWING CLASSES RUN IN PARALLEL IN MIRAFLORES LIMA AND PACHACAMAC
Our deepest gratitude to Cecilia Pennano from the San Silvestre School of Lima, Liz Karen Encisco, Denise Pozzi y Rommel Angeles from The Ministry of Culture of Peru.
My deepest congratulations to all the young photographers for their great work and participation.
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