Presentation on theme: "Because You care We can help Your giving Make a lasting impact In an area of your interest www.communityfoundationwesterncape.org.za."— Presentation transcript:
Because You care We can help Your giving Make a lasting impact In an area of your interest www.communityfoundationwesterncape.org.za
CDF WCape works in the Western Cape - one of nine provinces in Country Population: 49.1m in country 5.2m in Western Cape 3.4m in Cape Town Age cohort (0-14yrs: 25%) (15-65yrs 68%) with gender break evenly spread Gangsterism Drug trade High unemployment Hopelessness
text PHOTOSPEAK PROGRAMME www.communityfoundationwesterncape.org.za On the brink of promise What is PhotoSpeak?
PhotoSpeak - a gift that keeps on giving Stories of hope and inspiration Should provide agape Has to have practical implications Has to be an accessible pathway to others The initiative seeks to stimulate youth and aspires to amplify their voices at all levels of civic engagement.
CDF WCape in search of a niche Post Apartheid South Africa Building a representative and constitutional democracy Amplifying the voice of the youth Cultivation of grantmaking Board succession plan Idea in acted Arizona CF ‘Photo Choice Program’ Adapted and modified for SA context Young people document what they see and experience through images
1. To promote...open and free dialogue. 2. To build community assets and to endow communities with new leadership and opportunities. 3. To cultivate and inform community grantmaking. 4. To monitor and support 5. To review 6. To replicate and upscale the program 7. Career pathing
COMMUNITY DIALOGUES AND NETWORKS RECRUITMENT OF PARTICIPANTS BY PARTNERING AGENCY ORIENTATION AND TRAINING IMPLEMENTATION OF LEARNINGS PRACTICAL APPLICATION REVIEW LEARNINGS AND COMMENCE SELECTION OF PHOTOS FINAL REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS OF PHOTOS SUBMISSION TO CDF WCAPE FOR PRODUCTION OF BANNERS COMMUNITY EXHIBITION BANNER DISPLAY REVIEW OF PROGRAMME AND SUBMISSION OF FINAL REPORT PHOTOSPEAK
Conversation tool Ideas for community gallery Instil hope and pride
Piloted in 2008 – ‘tell us about your community’ 2009 – ‘Profiling small businesses in my community’ 2009 onwards – Youth Civic Engagement ‘Governance through the eyes of the youth’
The programme is anchored as a rights-based youth development programme Life Citizenship Movement & Association Freedom of Religion, Belief & Opinion Housing Education Health & Wellness Safety & Security Transport Work Language, Arts & Culture Child Protection Protect the Environment Belonging & Leadership
1. Awareness Raising 2. Building relationships, understanding needs and engaging youth 3. Cultivate your leadership, training and capacity building 4. Alternatives 5. Career paths 6. Recycle resources 7. Sustainable and replicable model
Through drawings, quotations, stories and poetry, young people shared their experiences Ruben Osendorp, age 12 - The Right to Child Protection Jaquin Moses, age 13 – The Right to life. Everyone needs love and care
When it’s like this I know What will ring a bell on my mind What I am going to do To make my country a better place When it’s like this I know I am going to be stronger than yesterday. And I know I will face another challenge. Overcome obstacles and I will Be a better person. When it’s like this I know I am a pillar of my fellow peers I am a courage, motivational and inspiration When it’s like this I know. Zimasa Ngcwatywa: Khayelitsha
“The challenges were the security of the cameras; logistics of travel and distance and workshop participation during the winter months.” Youth from Kleinmond “Each banner, although very different, expressed a permanent representation of day-to- day lives. Through the photos taken others were able to acknowledge and appreciate triumphs, hardships, and other aspects our youth are facing. Success of the project was dependant upon the youth. Because of the vision of The Community Development Foundation PhotoSpeak and linking youth with communities, as well as presenting a positive outlet for teens to express themselves was possible.” Youth from Khayelitsha and Lotus River “We learned a lot, about the programme. There is a lot the communities can do. My eyes were opened when we learned about safety, environment, and child protection When we stared in Westlake taking photos (it was a small town like ours) we took photos. When they took photos of electric wires and I asked Francois why wires...and then it dawned on me “Safety and security”. We were afraid to walk around as it is not safe but now I am glad as we have made a success of what we started.” Youth from Delft South
Active Citizenship Creative and free open dialogue Keep youth ‘out of trouble’ Meet other youth – ‘same boat situation’ Greater awareness Opportunities – positive change Incentives Camera library Building community and networks
Tedious process Up scaling and better coordination Hear when we speak Risks Interpretations of pictures Time and resources
Practical tool Connectedness Human rights issue Replicable – to the benefit of self and others Importance of opportunities with a difference and youth flavour Trust building Sense of community “I’m not alone” Rights and Responsibilities INTERCONNECTED Role of service providers Role of parents Profiling youth Wisdom and deeper understanding Four key rights - deeper level of discourse required
“Life if cheap when you live in the township” “Our citizenship cannot be taken away.”
“I have the freedom to associate with whomever I want to.” “You have a right to follow your faith of choice.”
In-house photographers, trainers and peer learning
P/S – provides a flexible platform for successful project development; peer to peer learning networks; extract and knowledge sharing opportunities that both inform and influence urban/rural practices. Create dialogue opportunities around policies at local/national and hopefully global level.