A few years ago LCF donated 15 of our old digital cameras to EpicArts UK a charity which works with community groups and schools to widen access to the arts and arts education. EpicArts also operates in Cambodia.
Having put it down as a good deed and promptly forgotten about it we were really pleased to receive an email from EpicArts thanking us for the contribution with some pictures of kids in Cambodia using the cameras.
In Cambodia, EpicArts vocational training programme works with 11 deaf and disabled young people who study a broad range of artistic skills from dance, to theatre, to circus.
The cameras have enabled the students to explore the idea of documenting the work they have done through photography. This will mean that for the first time, they can record the work they have done, and reflect on it. As many of the students are deaf, and many of them also have low levels of literacy, photo-documentation is really the first opportunity they have had to make a record by and for themselves of all the fantastic work that they do.
- Find out more about EpicArts
Thanks to Abid Quyam and Sam Fisher, School of Media and Communication, for coordinating the donation.