Amina Mohamed, founded Cameras For Girls to change the lives of girls and women in Uganda, through the power of photography.
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.
Students practicing and working with their cameras at the 2019 Cameras For Girls workshop in Kampala, Uganda
Changing Lives Through The Art of Photography
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.
Learn about what sets our photography training apart
Meet our students in Uganda, whose lives we are changing through the art of photography.
Meet our team who makes this all finally possible easily
Published Monday, March 1, 2021,10:00 PM EST