Photo Start makes a difference in the lives of children from underserved communities by teaching them life skills through photography.
What We Do
"A Future in Focus"
Photo Start prepares students to create their futures by using photography to teach them critical skills, helping them find their voice, and supporting their growth.
Founded in 2016, Photo Start partners with schools and community organizations to operate free photography programs for students ages six and up.
We believe that knowledge is power and teach students the tools they need to break the cycles of poverty and unemployment into which they are born.
While we currently operate seven programs in Nairobi, Kenya in Kibera, the largest informal settlement in Africa, and in the Western Cape of South Africa, we are expanding to reach as many students as possible.
All of our programs are free to our beneficiaries, and are made possible through generous in-kind donations of equipment and financial support.
We use an 'Each One, Teach One' model, where students mentor and teach one another as they advance in our program.
This gives our students a chance to develop their leadership and communication skills, while also making available new and exciting work opportunities.
We hope you'll join us in our mission to bring joy, hope and opportunity to our students!