On my trip to Guatemala in November I got a chance to meet the wonderful Nancy McGirr. My Grandma is the one who connected me with her and told me about the amazing organization she founded called Fotokids. I was instantly interested in hearing more.
Fotokids is a non-profit organization for kids who are growing up in the garbage belts of Guatemala. Once entered in the program children are given a camera to take pictures of their surroundings. They start out learning the basic skills of photography then as they progress in the program they learn about digital imaging, computer generated graphic design, creative writing, theater, advertising, ecology and english. This school gives them hope and a future to work towards. Opening their eyes to a world bigger then the garbage belt.
They are given the possibility to go to college and break their families cycle of being stuck in the garbage belt.
So here is where I am asking for your help… sponsor a child. They can go to school for a year for only $300. You will truly change a life.
To make a payment through paypal go to http://www.fotokids.org/help_learnart.htm
If you would like to send a check, please make it out to:
San Carlos Fdn/Fotokids
And mail to: Fotokids
P.O. Box 661447
Miami FL 33266
There is so much more I can tell you about this amazing charity. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and I could talk to Nancy herself for you.
To see more beautiful pictures taken by the children and for more information please visit: http://www.fotokids.org/
lots of love