Photofriend is a project in which we give boarding house children digital cameras and ask them to take photographs. The children then use the photographs to tell us about what life is like as a separated or orphaned child living in a refugee camp. This year we’d like to expand the program to work with some boarding houses in the migrant community as well as in the refugee camp. Unfortunately we only have six cameras from our previous project, run in 2007.
We are putting out a call for used digital cameras. If you have upgraded in the last few years and still have some old digital cameras floating around, please consider contacting us. Memory cards are fairly inexpensive in Thailand, so all we need are cameras. In addition, if anyone has an old video camera lying around, digital or otherwise, we would really love to be able to have one for our blog posts and to make movies to send people.
Please spread the word and let us know if you think you can round up any cameras or videocameras. You can wrap them up and put them in the mail (feel free to use surface mail rather than air mail to save money) or contact us for more information about people we know who may be traveling to the region soon.
Thanks in advance for your help