Proyecto Infancia is a non-profit organization working from Madrid, Spain. Its main work is to organize photography workshops for groups of children between 7 and 15 years old, from disadvantage backgrounds in different countries, especially developing countries.
In India we realized three different workshops in different cities, collaborating with locals associations.
The first workshop was made in New Delhi with the former Street Children of Paharganj, in collaboration with Salaam Baalak Trust. We worked in a 24-hours full shelter that provide to kids security and a sense of home, restoring the childhood in children.
The second one was realized in the Badi Asha school, founded in Varanasi by the association Learn for Life to give a primary education to children coming from poor families.
We realized the third workshop in Mc Leod Ganj in the TCV, where we worked with kids refugees in Dharamsala from Tibet. Here they grow up togheter and learn to be indipendent. The children receive all that they need: house, food, clothes, medical cares, physical trainig and especially a complete education, moral values, hope and a cultural identity. They live in an harmonic community in the peace of mountains, but separated from their families and far from their homeland.
The children involved come from particular social contexts and specific cultural backgrounds. Trough their eyes and by their pictures we have the opportunity to observe the reality from a point of view that we have forgotten, to see the word from a disenchanted perspective.In detail these pictures, tooken by children in their normal surroundings, tell us hidden stories and deep emotions.
Me and Linda Lombardo realized the workshops with the help of Yineth Moreno and the great support of Jose Mogrol from the association.
Here you can read the article about India Today.
Watch the doc trailer India Today: Proyecto Infancia
Learn more about the project: www.proyectoinfancia.com