Ibali: Meet our Participants
Later this month, we’ll be launching our Ibali Photo Collective; a workshop program by photographer Dave Fisher that teaches photography to talented youth in Cape Town’s underprivileged communities. Through the medium of photography, the high school students, aged 16 – 18, are encouraged to raise awareness about important social issues in their communities, and voice their opinions. We’re excited to present our first group of enthusiastic participants.
We’ll be kickstarting a pilot program at Muizenberg High School, where the initiative has been enthusiastically received by the Headmistress, Leoni Jacobsen: “I believe that the most important thing is for children to build confidence, awareness of the self and of our society, and independence. Our aim is to see this youth succeed, not to stay merely focused on school results. In three years time you will come back and you will interview some of the guys that took part in the project; you will see that some of them now study photography, or journalism. Because I believe this initiative will have had an impact.” The program has also been welcomed with enthusiasm by the students, and we’re so excited to present our selected participants! Below is an overview of our students.