Photographer to Empower Tribal Women and Communities in India
Pro Bono Consultant
You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Hindi would be helpful.
When Can You Start?
The ideal start date for this project is ASAP.
The estimated duration of this project is flexible - whatever period it takes to complete the project.
Description and Impact
Launched in January 2018, our project aims to develop, train and empower tribal women of the neglected border villages between Maharashtra and Gujarat, in Dadra Nagar Haveli (DNH). Women in these communities traditionally have few earning opportunities and have suffered exploitation at the hands of employers.
We, along with our implementation partner, provide experiential training including exposure visits to successful concerns on dairy farming, poultry farming, vermi-compost, tailoring, and organic vegetable farming. We also conduct activities to build confidence and assertiveness and assist the women in developing links to relevant markets.
We have seen considerable increases in the women’s earnings, in some cases to Rs. 15,000 per month, which gives stability and certainty for them throughout the year. Our aspiration is that these economically empowered women can transform their tribal society from the inside, ensuring their children’s education and developing their communities by participating in village decisions. We need compelling pictures of our tribal women beneficiaries, their families, their work and the community which can convey their stories to spread awareness and gain support for our initiative.
Compelling photos of our women beneficiaries, their home, their work, their family and community that show the impact of our work and tell their stories in a compelling, empowering, and respectful way. We want to develop visuals that acknowledges and demonstrates the challenges these women encounter without making them out to be victims. We want to focus on lifting up and inspiring instead of perpetuating a stigma.
Our ideal candidate must be an expert in photography and in capturing great ideas and stories through the lens. He / She may have added social media and digital communication expertise, but not essential.
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Travel Stipend
- Learning Opportunity
- Meal Stipend
For Kering Group employees applying through the Solidarity Leave Program, accommodation will be provided close to the work location.
For all other applicants, you will need to provide your own accommodation.
For Kering Group employees applying through the Solidarity Leave Program, a travel stipend will be provided. You'll work directly with the Kering Foundation to make arrangements.
For all other applicants, you will need to cover your own travel.
The Experteer can learn about the indigenous tribal culture in this region, know about their history, their life, challenges, trials, etc. The Experteer can also gain hands-on experience supporting a grassroots social enterprise.
For Kering Group employees applying through the Solidarity Leave Program, a food stipend will be provided. Our organization will arrange all meals for you within the stipend amount.
For all other applicants, you will need to cover your own meals.
We will connect the candidate to the community through our staff and also along with the accompaniment of our field NGO partner. We can facilitate a comfortable hotel stay within easy reach of the villages.