Hi! Aver School is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to teaching digital photo, video and audio skills to at-risk children around the world. Since 2006, we've been hosting an annual workshop at Esperanza Viva Youth Home in Puebla, Mexico.
The photos in the video above were taken by Aver School students. By donating, you will be giving them another opportunity to take more photos and continue to grow their skills.
Too many children in the world (around 143 million of them according to 2005 UNICEF figures) find themselves facing life on their own, with little support from family. Kids that have no one to care for them experience great hardships, poverty, abuse, even death. Life really is a daily struggle for survival.
The good news is that there is good news: All over the world there are people that care that are making a positive difference in the lives of at-risk children and youth.
Aver School partners with organizations, orphanages and youth homes that give at-risk children a brighter future by providing food, shelter, health care, an education and most of all love. We believe that in today's world, all children should have the opportunity to learn digital media skills and to have an outlet for their creativity and their voice.
What We Need & What You Get
We're raising $3,000 to buy five digital SLR cameras and to cover the costs for the upcoming workshop in November. Here's a breakdown of our needs:
- $100 - Gallery Exhibit Expenses (frames, photo printing, food)
$100 - Photo Calendar prizes for kids from 2010 photos.
- $800 - Transportation (Two $350 RT tickets to Puebla via Mexico City and $100 for local transport).
- $2,000 - To buy 5 digital SLR cameras.
Other Ways You Can Help
While our goal is to buy 5 digital SLR cameras, our dream is to get an additional 5 cameras donated (10 total), enabling more students to further their skills. You can help us by hosting a Camera Campaign which will help us get camera donations. Of course, one of the main ways that you can help is by spreading the word of this campaign far and wide!
Thanking you in advance for your support!
Aver School Founder