Photoclub – Somalia

Photoclub – Somalia

Somalia is one of the worst places in the world to be a child. While conditions vary in the regions, the years of conflict, famine, displacement, lack of health facilities or schools have taken their toll on Somalia’s children…

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 14/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Animals

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 14/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Animals

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of animals being used in their daily life in Hargeisa, Somaliland on 14th April, 2013 Photoclub Theme: Animals

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of animals being used in their daily life in Hargeisa, Somaliland on 14th April, 2013 Photoclub Theme: Animals

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of animals being used in their daily life in Hargeisa, Somaliland on the 14th April, 2013. Photoclub Theme: Animals

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of animals being used in their daily life in Hargeisa, Somaliland on the 14th April, 2013. Photoclub Theme: Animals

Cumar Binu Khadaab Primary School photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in Berbera, Somaliland on the 13th April, 2013. Photoclub Theme: Animals

Cumar Binu Khadaab Primary School photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in Berbera, Somaliland on the 13th April, 2013. Photoclub Theme: Animals

Lafaruug Primary School photo club take photographs of animals being used in their daily life in Lafaruug Saxil, Somaliland on the 13th April, 2013. Photoclub Theme: Animals

Lafaruug Primary School photo club take photographs of animals being used in their daily life in Lafaruug Saxil, Somaliland on the 13th April, 2013. Photoclub Theme: Animals

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in HARGEISA on 14/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Animals

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in HARGEISA on 14/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Animals

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 15/MAY/2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 15/MAY/2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 15/MAY/2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 15/MAY/2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 15/MAY/2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

Sheekh Cabdiraxmaan Primary photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 15/MAY/2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

afaruug Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in Lafaruug SAXIL On 29/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

afaruug Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in Lafaruug SAXIL On 29/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Food

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Cumar Binu Khadaab Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sports being used in their daily life in BERBERA on 7/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Cumar Binu Khadaab Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sports being used in their daily life in BERBERA on 7/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Cumar Binu Khadaab Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sports being used in their daily life in BERBERA on 7/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Cumar Binu Khadaab Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sports being used in their daily life in BERBERA on 7/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Play and Sport being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 1/MAY /2013 Photoclub Theme: Play

Sheekh Muxumed Warsame Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in GABILEY on 28/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

Sheekh Muxumed Warsame Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in GABILEY on 28/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

Lafaruug Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in Lafaruug SAXIL On 29/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

Lafaruug Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in Lafaruug SAXIL On 29/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

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Borama Grils Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in BORAMA on 29/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

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Biyo Dhacay Primary School photo club take photographs of water and the problems related with not having clean water in Maroodi Jeex Somaliland on the 25th April, 2013. Photoclub Theme: Water

Arabsiyo Primary School photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in ARABSIYO on 11/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

Arabsiyo Primary School photo club take photographs of Animals being used in their daily life in ARABSIYO on 11/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

Biyo Dhacay Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in HARGEISA on 25/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

Biyo Dhacay Primary School photo club take photographs of Water being used in their daily life in HARGEISA on 25/APRIL /2013 Photoclub Theme: Water

Somalia is one of the worst places in the world to be a child. While conditions vary in the regions, the years of conflict, famine, displacement, lack of health facilities or schools have taken their toll on Somalia’s children. More than 200,000 children are still malnourished – mostly in the south – and more than a million children of primary school age are out of school.

 

In March of this year, UNICEF and Arete launched a pilot project which trained 400 children along with 10 of their teachers how to use a camera and portray their everyday lives. The children themselves chose the various topics – water, food, friends and family and animals – that they wanted to capture. The photographs show another side to the story of Somali children and how, given the chance, they can produce extraordinary, creative and uplifting work.

 

On September 16th, 2013, Arete was asked to produce an exhibition of this body of work to be shown at the EU Parliament in Brussels to coincide with the New Deal for Somalia Conference being held on the same day. Over eighty people attended the launch of the exhibition.

 

The film we produced was featured on Guardian Global Development.

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