When a Yearbook is so much more than memories…
On our summer trip to Zambia, a good chunk of time was dedicated to taking a photograph of each and every student at Hope Community School. We told you about this project while we were traveling (excerpt the from this original blog post below) – the project resulted in each and every student at Hope Community School receiving a printed photo of themselves, something few if any of the kids had ever owned.
But our dedicated supporter, return Zambia traveler, and committed board member (Kathy Wolf) could not let the project end there! She has been hard at work turning the photos of each student into Hope Community School’s very first yearbook!
Copies have been ordered for each classroom to have one on-hand. We can’t wait for them to be delivered and for the kids to have a chance to flip through!
Excerpt from the original blog post on the photography project:
A picture is worth 1000 words, so what are 350 pictures worth?
Anyone who has been on one of our previous Impact Travel trips will tell you, when the kids at Hope Community School see a traveler take out their camera, they run to squeeze themselves into the shot. As soon as they hear the click of the camera, they run to examine the picture, shrieking with joy and pointing out their faces on the tiny screen. Remembering this, return traveler Kathy Wolf came prepared this time around. Bringing with her a special travel size photo printer and LOTS of photo paper that is billed to last 100 years, she plans to give the kids at Hope more than a fleeting glimpse of their image on the back of the digital camera screens.
Over the course of the trip, Kathy, Marissa Daley and Nina Romans, have taken a picture of each child. They will be giving the printed photos to each student on Thursday. For most, it will be the first picture of themselves they have ever owned and a powerful lasting memento of out travelers time in Zambia with them.