Something sincere. - Please read and pass on to your friends!
June 07, 2012
When I first joined this site and others like it my aim was to make a bit of extra money without losing any in the process, and I got to do something I love - take photos! This money was to go towards an around the world trip when I've graduated from university, and when I say around the world, I mean around the world!! I'm talking Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, America, South America etc etc....so as you can imagine I need a hell of a lot of money if this is to go forth.
So, today I thought about how I could really sell my photos as, as of yet, I have sold none. And then it came to me...
But the money won't fund my trip. It will fund schools in Tanzania.
If you care to take a look at my page you will see a number of photos taken in Tanzania; I lived there for 5 months in 2011 and volunteered as a primary school teacher, teaching English and a little Maths. The kids were adorable, excitable and absolutely amazing - and they deserve so much more than what they have. The schools are basic to say the least, most of the time the kids sit on the floor as there are very few desks in each school (there are 2 schools in Kilombero village where I worked), very little supplies and to be honest, the teachers speak barely any English and so cannot give these children a proper education. The only resources the teachers have are a few text books for each class and when completeing exercises out of these books it becomes very difficult when there are 3 books to a class of 50...
The chalk boards are breaking in some classrooms, the toilets are unspeakable and the kids have nothing to play with at break times and no equipment for physical education. They are learning using the bare minimum and as I say, when it comes to English they are barely even learning.
My friend and I said we would raise money for the schools to aid the children's education, especially as there are now no more volunteers as these schools. With busy schedules, university, essays, work and so on, this has proven difficult; it's time to make that change.
I am aiming to raise £1000 to send to Kilombero and Muungano School in Kidatu, Tanzania, Africa. The money from every photo I sell from the TANZANIA folder will go to the primary schools to help all of those wonderful children get the education they deserve!
Please help me reach my goal, tell your friends, family, co-workers that they can make a difference for so many children who just need a little help - let's get the equipment they need, let's send their teachers to school to learn English, let's do something great!!
Thank you for your time and I will leave you will this:
'if you think you're too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.' - Betty Reese.