Perspectives of Poverty
Engineers Without Borders Canada - Non-Profit - www.ewb.ca
In ealy 2010, an EWB volunteer living in Malawi decided to explore perceptions of poverty in western media. He ˜faked" pictures of people in his community as poor/rich, and then showed his perspectives on his blog:
Little did he or anyone else in the organization expect this to go viral:
See: http://bit.ly/9XEOTm http://bit.ly/bxLhdN http://bit.ly/cRqq14 http://bit.ly/9m8Dtc http://bit.ly/cPPdIj http://bit.ly/cz7uo8
EWB, along several of our volunteers, would like Free Range to help us spread this unique project with a wider audience. We feel strongly that a new dialogue and relationship with Africa is critical to building enterprises and livelihoods for entrepreneurial Africans.
Anthony Henry Chidzalo commented
Poverty is growing at an alarming rate in a cyclic relationship to HIV/AIDS pandamic and urging the audiance to participate that we may sing a song of poverty as we are streaming to eradicate the prone
Jeff Melanson commented
Great concept and hopefully contributing to the awareness of extreme poverty.
Budi Tahir commented
Good work, .....all the best. GBU all.
Joy Baptista commented
These groups of unassuming volunteers need all the help they can get for the selfless work they do for the helpless and poor people in distant lands, away from their home and loved ones. They sacrifice their comfort and their own future to serve the poor.I wish them all the best and may God Bless them and watch over them in all they do..
Truly excellent work, Duncan!!
Beth Gallagher commented
An amazing idea. Thank you.
This is a great idea.
Angelo Baptista commented
Wonderful idea. People need to know both sides of the story.
I completely agree that this project could be a potential help for the mistaken image that the media has given us about Africa and it's poverty. Let's make the difference!
Candid Geo commented
These bands of unassuming volunteers need all the help they can get for the selfless work they do for the helpless and poor people in distant lands, away from their home and loved ones. They sacrifice their comfort and their own future to serve the poor. Wish them all the best and God Bless them.
It's a nice project!!! Good luck!
Good Luck, good work and good to go! Keep it up!
Make a difference!
Taylor V. commented
All 3 way to go Duncan, love this project. I am also a photographer so this strikes a note with me.
Victors not victims
Emily Gibson commented
Daniel Rodrigues commented
Great Stuff !!!!!
Duncan McNichol is a brillant freelance columnist and photographer.
Stephen Broadbent commented
Erika Ekman commented
really good project!
I've reacted to the same thing for years and got surprised by stories from people who have travelled from their countries of origin in Africa to Europe, finding their 'poor' faces posted on walls, despite them living in the richest areas of their city.