Girls trained to address protection through the lens

Monday 26 August 2019

On the 13th to 15th  August 2019, Save the Children trained girls from two rural communities in Waterloo on photography and protection. This three-day Photo Voice training showed them how to spot and report protection issues using the camera to highlight and bring them to public attention. 

Twenty girls were selected among five hundred of beneficiaries from five of the safe spaces run under the Gal Pikin Buk Learnin project implemented inWestern Rural District, funded by Stone Foundation. They were given training on basic photography skills and trained on how to identify and report different forms of child abuse without putting themselves and other children at risk. They will now champion a research that will track the prevalence of child abuse and the impact it has on children in their communities.

“I did not even think I would ever hold a camera let alone learn how to take photos.” Said Veronica from Bash community.

At first I was a bit scared and it took me some time to understand how the camera works, but the training was really good. We were able to try out different things learnt from each other. I am really looking forward to going out there and trying it out. I want to tell the story of children in my community as well as get them to understand our communities through the lens. I will use this knowledge and art to inspire change in my community and my country as a whole.”