- Posted August 9, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Africa we don't see
Focus On Education
INVITATION TO PROJECT LAUNCH ON THE 8TH AUGUST 2013 at 1030-1130 – Everest Primary School, Shallcross Durban KZN
AND FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE 8TH AUGUST 2013
Focusing on Education
Developing a better image for tomorrow
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Mikail Hansa founder of the Focus on Education project and owner of Hansa Photography has embarked on a National School Photography Project aimed at creating awareness of photography as an extra-curricular activity at selected disadvantaged schools – which could be of interest to teachers and make the learning experience fun for students. Having had the opportunity to “shoot” – using his camera; at many disadvantaged schools across the country and witnessing the children’s excitement and eagerness to learn about his profession. Hansa has responded to the need; believing that education is empowerment, leading to responsible contributing citizens to the socio –economic community.
When asked who inspired him to create the Focus on Education photography project. “Nelson Mandela” Hansa replies without hesitation, “having the honour to have met & photographed Madiba as my first official photo-shoot; at his Houghton home was an unforgettable experience .It reminds me of what Madiba said, “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
The project will be launched at Everest Primary School in Durban and the school will receive a package worth approximately R5000. Focus on Education will move on to national high schools and eventually if all goes well, to the rest of Africa. ‘’A wide angled approach” Hansa mentions. Mikail would like schools to send him a short motivation as to why their school should be selected and receive a new Nikon camera. A panel of judges will then view and decide which schools are selected and present cameras to them personally.