Cameras For Girls

Changing the lives of girls through photography

Our Mission

Cameras For Girls is a Canadian Charity born out of the sheer will to empower females across Africa, using photography as our medium.

We raise funds to purchase new and used cameras for females between the ages of 19-29 who are endeavouring to become journalists and photojournalists. Over three days, we teach them to use the camera to tell stories that matter to them. This tool helps the girls learn a new skill, improve their options, battle gender inequality, and get out of poverty.

But we don’t stop there – we continue to work with females over a year-long photography and business skills training curriculum that helps them get jobs.

Since 2018, Cameras For Girls has worked solely in Uganda but plans to expand our training to other countries where girls and women can benefit.

Our WorkShops

Are you a female endeavoring to find work as a journalist in Uganda? Hoping to learn photography to improve your career options?

Apply Today

Volunteer

We are always looking for Photographers in Uganda and Canada
to volunteer to
train our girls.

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Support US

We appreciate your help so we can train more girls and women to change their lives using photography. Please support us through Go Fund Me page

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Students practicing and working with their cameras at the 2019 Cameras For Girls workshop in Kampala, Uganda


Our Impact

Changing Lives Through The Art of Photography

It did not take long for us to witness the impact of the training we provide. In impressive growth, the girls we work with now produce photographs that could rival any beginner who has a leg up using a bigger, quality camera. This is incredible seeing that at this time we are only able to provide old and new digital point and shoot cameras.

One of my students, Joanita shared how after three days of training helped open a window of opportunity and she was finally hired by her editor. This being because she could now take photos to pair with her stories.  

Are you ready to make a difference in a girl’s life in Africa?

Donations received to date

Girls Have Been Taught

Girls have full-time jobs

We are currently raising funds to purchase better cameras for the girls, computers for the editing lab and are actively looking for sponsors. If you are interested in supporting us, please consider a monthly gift to our Canada Helps Campaign.

Our Workshop

Learn about what sets our photography training apart

Our Students

Meet our students in Uganda, whose lives we are changing through the art of photography.

Our Team

Meet our team who makes this all finally possible easily

Meet the Toronto photographer behind Uganda’s ‘Cameras for Girls’ initiative

Published Monday, March 1, 2021,10:00 PM EST

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