Changing worlds with storytelling
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Hello! You can read more about the mission of Photographers Without Borders below, but I wanted to describe a little bit about this specific project first.
No More Drownings
I'll be traveling to coastal Peru in February 2022, to the small surf town of Huanchaco.
Living with the ocean is a necessity here. However, drownings are a major problem because many children don't have access to water safety programs or know how to swim due to their economic status.
I will be spending two weeks with a nonprofit that is working to give these children the tools they need to
- Confidently swim, fish, and have fun in their environment!
- Be good stewards of their oceans & rivers through sustainable practices
- Build a foundation of life skills to use in other aspects of their lives
- Bring their experiences in environmental education to their friends and family, sharing their new knowledge
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental deaths worldwide; earlier in 2021 the United Nations formally recognized drownings as a public health crisis in low and middle-income nations, where 90% of drownings occur.
A project like this holds a special place in my heart, as I benefitted from similar programs when I was a child. These programs gave me a deep appreciation for the ocean, an understanding of why the health of the oceans is so vital to our survival on land and inspired me to live on a sailboat for a few years, sailing thousands of miles and documenting local life with the ocean. I hope these children can find the same inspiration.
I'll be photographing this nonprofit and documenting its work, its challenges, and its successes. The photographs will be used for fundraising, awareness, and further efforts to keep the nonprofit going and successful for years to come, reducing the number of preventable deaths due to drowning.
This will be my second project with Photographers Without Borders; my first was to Uganda to document a youth sports program. I love the work! It's what gives me drive and purpose. I really felt lost without being able to do projects like this during the pandemic.
Your support will not be forgotten. As a token of appreciation, I will send you a signed print from the trip once I return.
All funds will go towards travel costs, insurance, and fees, with all remaining funds going directly to the nonprofit.
Every year, our Associates (photographers and videographers) donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their time to document the work of our Community Partners (grassroots NGOs, charities and community initiatives) that are making real change in this world where it is most needed. By honouring and witnessing humanity at its best, we hope to inspire and forge new narratives of what is possible.
You can help by supporting our photographers and videographers (See the side bar to the right to see fundraisers for our most recent Associates).
Each of our Associates is given a GroupRev fundraising page by PWB upon being selected for an Assignment. We offer this platform to make our programs accessible to all and enable our volunteer Associates to subsidize these necessary assignment-related expenses:
- Assignment Cost
- Emergency Medical & Travel Insurance
The following expenses are the sole responsibility of the Associate:
- Privately-arranged travel / Equipment & equipment insurance / Software / Extra baggage fees / Donation perks / Clothing / Postage / Postcard / Prints / Etc.
We are a community of storytellers uniting to support our community partners on volunteer assignments through the PWB Program, and inspire new generations of storytellers through PWB School and our other initiatives and resources. Our mission is to make storytelling more accessible for communities around the world who are contributing to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goalsand UNDRIP. PWB is registered as a charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status and is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.
PWB is not responsible for any donations made outside of these pages.
Any overage amounts raised on GroupRev will be donated and disbursed 50/50, between the Associate's assigned cause and PWB.
PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY !
All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.
Emily & Brian
Love seeing you tell stories through your lens! Can’t wait to follow your adventures.