A group of photographers will be displaying their work, inspired by their time volunteering overseas, as part of the Change Your World photo exhibition at the Croydon Clocktower Cafe between 6th September- 3rd November 2010. A closing party will be organised on the
29th October 6:30-9pm filled with performers, drinks & nibbles, free goodies, fellow Platform 2 returnees and members from DFID and Christian Aid.
The photographs, all by amateur photographers, were taken during their time on the government funded volunteering programme Platform2 in countries including Ghana, Kenya, Peru, South Africa, India and Nepal.
The exhibition, which has been touring the country, aims to highlight issues such as climate change, aid and sustainability faced by millions of people in the developing world, and features the best images taken by volunteers since Platform2 launched in May 2008.
One of the exhibition’s curators Jack Martin, 21, who volunteered in Ghana, August 2008, said: ‘I hope the photos inspire other young people, showing them how our trips abroad changed our world, and to make them aware of the issues out there in the developing world.
‘We need the younger generation to experience what Platform2 volunteers have, so we can make a change.’
Platform 2 is an programme funded by UKaid from the Department of International Development (DFID), which gives less advantaged young people living in the UK the chance to learn about global development issues such as poverty and climate change while volunteering in developing countries.
For more information see www.myplatform2.com
Viviane Williams, the curator of the exhibition www.vivianewilliams.com