If you were ever interested in making a tax deductible donation to Zanmi Lakay then now is a great time because school starts next month and we're sponsoring two groups of children.
Our School Sponsorship Program is brand new and began during our trip earlier this year. Currently it has eight students signed up, and only six are sponsored. Four of these kids are starting school for the first time, and the other four are in their first years. It is $250.00 a year to sponsor one of these children-this includes school fees, uniform, and books.
Our Teens in Transition ...
Come check out the children's work from our May/June 2009 Photography Workshops and past Workshops! We'll report on our recent trip, our first digital Photo Workshop with 30 kids at ACFFC in Jacmel, and our new collaboration with a group of 25 children in Cite Soleil. The Haitian Folk Art Sale benefits our programs with street children in Haiti - we are fundraising for our new school sponsorship program so young children can begin their education in September, for our continuing program that finances school and rent for 12 teens, and our outreach programs. Join us at the ...
Zanmi Lakay collaborated with Jean Ristil and his organization Fondasyon Kolezepol in Cite Soleil with a Photography Workshop for 25 children in May and June 2009. Students were taught the basics of photography including composition, light, how to approach people, and obtaining access. We shared many examples of photography, and Jean inspired the kids with a serious dose of spirited challenge...and they were up to the task. Zanmi Lakay brought donations for the group and provided treats for the last day fete, and were also generously entertained with beautiful songs and ...
In May and June 2009 Zanmi Lakay had our third Photography Workshop with 30 talented children at ACFFC, and Zanmi Lakay's very first digital photography workshop in Haiti! It was exciting and crazy and chaotic and inspiring and totally worth every second! It was also a community effort from the camera collecting, computer guruing, editing, and translating, to the popcorn making and organizing of the final slideshow and family party and the end of the week. The children's work will be on the website soon.
Haitian Art Sale to Benefit Children in Haiti
Enjoy some traditional Soup Joumou or one of Guy's Rhum Punches and help us prepare for our Haiti trip, organize Care Bags, and buy a beautiful piece of Haitian Folk Art for your garden. We have a special project and are raising funds for a field trip with children from Cite Soleil that are participating in one of our Photography Workshops next month in Haiti.
Sunday May 10th
1 - 6 pm
153 Montecito Avenue, Pacifica, CA 94044
Come on by, enjoy some soup, buy some art, and see what we're up to.