August 2008
2008
Aug 21

The World Youth Congress





I must say, it was an incredible privilege to take Piga Picha to the World Youth Congress in Quebec. With a warm atmosphere of enthusiasm the 500 delegates from 120 different countries set up exhibitions, gave workshops, participated in international dialogues, and went on the World Youth Walk.

The photographs by the children were exhibited all week and it was wonderful to stand along side and answer questions and give more information about the project and the children at St. Clares.  Later in the week Julie and I gave a workshop outlining the project with the hope of helping delegates create similar projects in their own or other countries.  There was a lot of enthusiasm about the project, and it was a great opportunity to discuss it with an international group.
All in all it was a truly inspiring experience.  The congress had an air of hope around it (and after all, “Tumaini” means hope!)  It was wonderful to meet other delegates working and living in Kisumu, to hear about other potential project ideas, and most of all to see the incredibly positive reaction to the photographs by the children.
All for now,
Alyssa

And The Show Begins!

We’re back in Canada now, and missing our friends in Africa.However, there is no shortage of things to do here!  So not much has changed in that regard.

On Wed, Alyssa is teaching a workshop at the World Youth Congress, discussing how to go about a project like ours.  She will be showing some of the photos, and discussing the hows and whats for people to be able to implement such a project themselves.

And Paul has been busy organizing our first exhibit in Ottawa.  

We know you are all anxious to see the photos that the kids have taken.  And all I can say is, you should be!!  It’s an excellent show, and we are extremely excited to share it with you.