Quoting my documentary photography mantra:
Documentary photography has always come with great responsibility. Not just to tell the story honestly and with empathy, but also to make sure the right people hear it. When you photograph someone who is in pain and discomfort, they trust you to make sure the images will act as their advocate – Giles Duley
Stignyte Foundation saw my Documentary pictures of the Makoko story on Instagram and decided to contact me to be a part of their Social Corporate Responsibility:
Renovating a Primary School in the Makoko Community.
The privilege to embark on this journey again got the better of me and I immediately said yes to join them.
We arrived at Makoko that beautiful Saturday morning and I had the privilege of taking pictures of the newly renovated primary school.
From all my experiences in these visits, I realized that we need to continually reflect on the little power or influence we have especially on social media to affect people and community positively, and thankfully I was privileged to be a part of this awesome achievement.
You see the happiness on the faces of the children in the video below? This could be your brother, sister, nephew or even niece! You know?
For some of us with kind hearts to give and support the less privileged, we may not have enough money to provide the needed support to cause a turnaround, but we may have the right tool to influence those with the capabilities to do a turn around, let us put these tools and skills to use, and trust me, together we will build a better society!
I leave you to the pictures below, and the video of my interview with the teachers and extremely smart Timilehin presently in JSS2 who could not hid her excitement at the amazing turnaround her school undergone, she came to celebrate with the school where she graduated and I was visibly emotional when I interviewed her. Truly Inspiring!
In my interview with one of the teachers, Apostle Paul, he emphasized the need for bank saving accounts for the school pupils such that the parents can continually save money into these accounts so as to provide a better way of securing the children’s education for the future!
I expect one of our financial institutions to come up to support these children. They crave the education, they want to learn! A little from some of that ‘THIRD QUARTER PROFITS’ declared would not hurt your shareholders, would it?
Listen to what Timilehin said carefully, scholarships for children will be an awesome endeavor on the part of brands!
These children need a secure future! Education is key and priority! Support them! It is very important!
Remember! One step to collective environment prosperity can change the whole world!
See Pictures of the almost crumbling school: