Remember life before your iPhone, when you used to take your little point and shoot digital camera everywhere? Is that same camera sitting in the back a drawer somewhere gathering dust? Do you want to give that camera a second life and help children at the same time?
We are holding a used camera drive with the Muskoka Foundation to support their photography workshops for children in need of a creative outlet. We’ll bring the cameras to Granada, Nicaragua where we’ll be teaching a photography workshop to the kids. With your help, we’ll be able to leave the cameras with them so they can continue to be creative.
The School of Comedy and Mime is an innovative project to educate the young people of Granada who are in precarious family situations where poverty, drug abuse, physical/sexual abuse, gangs and other criminal activity are an unfortunate part of daily life. Through theatre, clowning, mime and circus skills students will discover how to respect themselves and others when taught that they can make a living through art.
The school has a multidisciplinary character that includes performing, comedy, mime, clowning, juggling, acrobatics, puppetry, English, computers, accounting, marketing, and art and entertainment management (with your help, we can add photography to this long list). Through this integrated curriculum, students are involved in the physical aspects of art and the skills of craftsmanship, as well as unique approaches that will help them improve study skills through individual and cooperative learning techniques.
We are looking for used DSLR or point and shoot digital cameras that have the following:
- Manual Capability (F-stop and Aperture control, Program Setting, ISO and White Balance Control etc.)
- Minumum of 8MB
- Maximum 5 years old
- Battery and charger functioning and included
- Any cables and manuals that can be provided are appreciated but this is not mandatory
If you are interested in donating a camera (or two!), please email us at Neli@NelisBigAdventure.com. If you don’t have a camera but still want to help, please consider supporting our Volunteer Fund. Thank you in advance for your generosity!
So far we have collected FIVE cameras!
Thank you: Hani Shafi – Jane Clifton – Jo Marie Upegui – Lorna Palmer