Art & Advocacy :: Street Children of Uganda

October 1st, 2011

While living in Lira, Uganda in 2010, I volunteered my time to teach homeless street children how to use disposable cameras. Using a method similar to photovoice, and incorporating story boarding, the children used visual elements to tell their stories. Most children told the stories of why they are living on the street. Those stories, photos, and illustrations were combined into posters which we used as a child rights advocacy campaign in Lira, Uganda. The photographs and artwork are currently on display at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, NC. I hope to keep this exhibit circulating in the U.S. to continue to advocate for child rights around the world.

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