Overview

Country: Ghana
Location: Volta Region
Dates: Anytime past December
Project Length: 14 days
Project ID: 1827
Producer: Michelle Scott

ABOUT THE charity

Founded in 2002, this NGO’s mission is to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Through capacity development and partnerships various stakeholders, their aim is to enable people with disabilities in Ghana to take charge of their lives and achieve their true potentials. They empower people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities to advocate for their rights and to form self-help groups and citizen action coalitions to address disability rights issues in their communities.

PROJECT DETAILS

The focus will be documenting this NGO’s work based in 5 donor-funded project sites in communities in the Volta Region, the Northern Region, and Eastern Region of Ghana. Their main aims are to support people with disabilities to live fulfilling lives and to enjoy the same rights as other people living in the community, to train people to form self-help groups and action coalitions, and to promote disability rights and hold the community accountable for meeting standards outlined in disability-related legislation.  

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism

  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

  • Sensitivity to issues faced by people with disabilities

  • Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient

  • Storytelling - Must submit a minimum of one (1) article 800-1000 words upon completion of the project, to complement the images/footage of this assignment.

 Desirable

  • Proficient in videography

  • Experience in overseas development

  • Experience travelling abroad in developing nations

 

 

PROGRAM FEE

$ 2,902 USD

Note: As per the NGO, you should expect approximately $320 out of pocket expenses based on your food and recreational preference.

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