Guatemala: Fotokids

Fotokids founder Nancy McGirr with a group of budding artists. Courtesy of Fotokids.

For over 15 years Fotokids: Children Artists of Guatemala (originally called OUT OF THE DUMP) has worked as a non-profit organization breaking the cycle of poverty through training in visual arts and technology.  Fotokids operates in both urban and rural communities providing youth access to education and after school arts programs which in many communities serve as a deterrent to gang recruitment.  Recent projects include the Center for the Image—an exhibition gallery and Workshop center in which graduates of the program now work as workshop instructors alongside international visiting photographers and filmmakers.

Be informed: Fotokids page on children vulnerable to gang recruitment.

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