This is what we have been up to in 2013 with respect to the Photovoice project. We wanted to share the success of photovoice with other researchers who may be working with street-involved children or youth and/or different vulnerable populations in developing countries.
With the generous support of Paula Braitstein and other team members, Starfish Productions was accepted into the International Association for Adolescent Health’s 10th World Congress, which took place June 11-13 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
We had the opportunity to share our experience with Photovoice, present some of our initial findings, and promote Tumaini through both an oral presentation and a poster presentation. We felt very fortunate to be 1 of only 17 oral presentations accepted into this conference…. especially to have the opportunity to present with researchers from John Hopkins University, the Egyptian Family Health Society, and other distinguished organizations.
This inspired us to apply for the Canadian Global Health Conference in July. This national conference brings together some of Canada’s best researchers and practitioners to share findings, discuss current challenges, and network with others who are doing similar work. We got accepted! The conference took place Oct 27-29 2013 in Ottawa, Canada and our talk was titled, “A Photography-Based Approach to Meaningfully Evaluating the Impacts of a Drop-In Centre from the User’s Perspective: Kenya”.
We have also been working behind the scenes to prepare for a photo exhibit to share the beautiful pictures and stories from this project with those here in Toronto and surrounding area. We will be hosting a photography exhibit in 2014. Stay tuned for more details!