Workshop Helps At-Risk Girls

Design4Kids 6 “The Save Girls Workshop”
June 12 – 18, 2011, Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala

 

Mentors and students collaborating during a Design4Kids workshop.

 

One of Fotokids new programs is called The Save Girls Project. It is a three year program which addresses the lack of educational and employment opportunities for young women living in some of the poorest most violent urban slums in Guatemala City. It’s designed to reach out to high school girls who in addition to their normal schooling, study digital photography, Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, studio lighting, copy writing and advertising with the goal of promoting critical thinking, creativity and giving them skills they can use to get employment in a myriad of occupations.

The first class from the project is graduating this year, and the highest achievers will participate in Design4Kids 6, June 12-18 2011, in Santiago Atitlan. The graduating students have attended earlier Design4Kids workshops, and will act as assistants to our newest group of girls from Tierra Nueva 2, one of the most dangerous gang infested barrios of Guatemala City.

Read here for more information about the workshop and how you can personally make a difference in these young womens’ lives.

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