In a back to back two-week trip handled by The Giving Lens, an organization that leverages the power of photography through partnership with non-profits, children went on a furious picture-taking spree. But this was to be no ordinary clicking of cameras; accompanying  them were  many of the world’s best professional photographers ready to hone their skills and teach them the fine nuances.

Succeeding in school is a challenge for her!

It was no wonder then that in the first week of July, when The Giving Lens team began the trip, the kids quickly began to learn good shots from better and while some had been taking photos for over 4 years others were just learning and it was fun to watch them photograph with confidence.

The photography team encouraged the students to use creative angles and unusual subjects; they corrected their techniques and encouraged their passion. They took them to places where stunning vistas abounded and set their cameras at points where the landscapes were exceptional. The kids accepted their mentors with smiles, hugs and cheers; they welcomed them to their homes, shared their stories, brought their own brands of energy to the expedition and went on to impress everyone with their beautiful and heartfelt shots. By the end of the trip, several participants of the photography trip had sponsored students from EI.

My participation to this trip helped me appreciate the resilience of the Nicaraguan people.

Should you be interested to know more about our implication in July 2012 in Nicaragua, please follow this link.

If you would like to take the next trip to Nicaragua follow this link:

Do you want to help them with their Challenges?

For 1$ a day, Empowerment International will get a child like her in the program.  EI will meet with the student  and teacher on a regular basis to monitor his or her progress.  After each meeting EI will meet with the parents to report on the progress and will recommend corrective action as needed. EI also helps facilitate solutions to barriers that arise which would typically cause a child to drop out of school.

So can you sponsor a child  like her for 1$ a day? This is less than a cup of coffee.

You can also  buy this Calendar.  For each Calendar sold 10$ will go to EI to help these kids.

Or you can buy a print of one of these kids.  Again, all the proceeds will go to EI.

The ultimate way to help though is sponsoring a child.  When you make a commitment,  you will receive regular report on the progress of the child you are sponsoring and will have the satisfaction of giving this child the opportunities that  associated with education.

Take a few minute to hear Anielka’s Story:

Wouldn’t you like to see your protégé show such determination and character in a few years from now?

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