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YOUTH LENS

 ABOUT THIS PROJECT

 

These newcomers learned the tools of photography and visual narration to tell their dreams and realities through the power of images.  

 

They also learned to reflect on  themes such as resilience, democracy, gender equality, etc.

 

This first cohort (10 participants) became the trainers after they completed the certification.  They have trained 60 newcomers (second cohort)  during the Winter 2021.  Throughout this process, U Shine Movement  has overseen a continuing mentorship of all participants. 

WHY THIS PROJECT?

Research has demonstrated  that photo storytelling is an effective, powerful medium to engage refugee youth in arts,  to support healthy development/integration of newcomers. 


WHO BENEFITS FROM THE PROJECT?


70 refugees and immigrants in Ottawa from 2021-2022.

 

WHAT ABOUT THE IMPACT? 

For the Ottawa region, we are looking to reach 325 community members to attend a photography exhibit in 2021.   

This exhibit will be presented in other parts of the country (through French Alliances) starting in August 2021. 

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GALLERY

Train the trainer program

Our first cohort has been training 60 other youths in photography for 6 weeks in Winter 2021 under the Mentoring of U Shine Movement. 

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Yumna

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Gloria

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Deborah

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Samuel 

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Nour

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Sarah

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Nyajuok

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Both

Member of our 1 st Cohort 

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Heba

Member of our 1 st Cohort