THE OLIVE BRANCH FOR CHILDREN AND PWB COLLABORATE IN TANZANIA
Toronto, ON, CA; July 9, 2012: An incredible partnership has formed between PWB and the Olive Branch for Children. Acclaimed photographer and Executive Director of PWB, Danielle Da Silva, and PWB Public Relations and Outreach Officer, Carrie Davis Kiborn will spend the month of July in Tanzania to create a photojournalism project to benefit The Olive Branch for Children. They will work alongside Deborah Mccracken-Nangereke, founder of the Olive Branch for Children, and be joined by Professor Silvia Chant (PhD; FRSA) of the London School of Economics.
The pair will photograph and conduct interviews with some of West Tanzania’s most inspirational women, including winners of the Olive Branch’s Celebrate Women Award, from the 20 villages in which the charity operates. They will conduct a similar project with the children from the Zion and Peace homes (Olive Branch orphanages), which will focus on the goals, hopes and dreams of children and youth whose lives are impacted by the Olive Branch for Children. Each will be beautifully featured in a set of two photo books, made available to the public next year.
"Beautifully photographed in Tanzania, this book will be one of the first to use pictorial expression not only to help African women and children see their own strength, but to shape a more productive narrative of empowerment, hope, and community that has long been absent from international conversation."
- Danielle Da Silva, Executive Director, PWB
Photographers Without Borders North America is an arts-based not-for-profit organization that connects international charities in need with talented photographers who inspire the world with their images. The Olive Branch for Children was founded in 2005 by Deborah McCracken, to help remote communities in Tanzania assess their primary needs and establish programs that target the most vulnerable. The goal is to establish community-based and -led programs that empower remote communities and generate models that can be replicated in communities throughout Tanzania and further afield. (as stated on TOBFC website)
For further information regarding this project, or to donate towards the production and distribution of this book, please contact:
Danielle Da Silva, email@example.com