Meet My First Student Joyce Kimani

One of the major aspects of this business is training girls in photography. Therefore bi-weekly I will share the photos and the story of the girls who are taking the training.

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The training comes with access to in-class training; a camera (Canon G Series Camera’s) as they are easy to learn and easy to use but also allow for the girls to expand their learning; online training through KelbyOne and bi-weekly training in editing and film-making through my partner Kenny G Mulinde of Youth Arts Movement Uganda.

Meet Joyce Kimani, who originally comes from Kenya but now lives in Uganda has just completed her bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communication at Makerere University in Uganda.

“Learning photography has really helped me improve my photography skills. I have learned more about composition and different angle shots. It has helped me gain more confidence, in the sense that, i am able to take good quality pictures and explore more on the camera settings.”

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She says that the camera she was given will help her as a freelance journalist in the coming weeks and months and the practice and training she is getting will take her goals even further faster than without any training.

“It is my passion and dream to make money through photography. Therefore this camera will help me make ends meet. I have no excuse!"

These photos were taken over our 3 days together and reflect the slums where were were working from. We took daily photo walks guided by our host Kenny G Mulinde of Youth Arts Movement Uganda.

Congrats on coming so far Joyce Kimani - looking forward to your continued growth in your photography learning