Project Istwa was founded in 2011 by Linda D. Thélémaque and Fiona Korwin-Pawlowski, who worked together in medical mission after the earthquake in Haiti 2010. The organization’s goal is to build stronger communities and empower the Haitian youth by using photography. Besides to experience community together, they are given the possibility to express what their world looks like in their eyes.
Having started in Cité Soleil, one of the absolutely poorest areas in Hait’s capital Port-au-Prince, the project quickly spread to other parts of Haiti. Project Istwa is not only offering workshops, they also keep in contact and support the communities they have worked in.
Tek4Kids cooperated with Project Istwa on a photo workshop in January 2012. Children of the community in Jérémie were working on capturing what is important to them in photos. After six days of shooting on their own and various accompanying instruction meetings, a highly self-expressive, wonderful exhibition was opened at St. John Bosco School.
Read more about the photo workshop in Jeremie in this post.
You can find out more about Project Istwa on their website.