The AjA Project—an acronym for the Spanish phrase "Autosuficiencia Juntada con Apoyo" ("supporting self-sufficiency")—provides youth affected by war or displacement with the tools and training to use photography as a method for social change. According to a survey of its students, 70% reported being targeted by their peers with frequent teasing, bullying, and threats, and only 25% believe that students treat one another with respect.
The AjA Project’s semester-long Social Justice program guides student explorations of culture and identity, and promotes discussions of racial tension with the goal of preempting bullying and physical violence. Provided with photography training and the use of cameras, 100 young participants then create visual narratives that illustrate their own stories and reflect upon the problems facing their communities. Since 2000, the AjA Project's programs have helped more than 1,200 students to express themselves through photography, and displayed their narratives to more than one million viewers online and in galleries. The organization currently needs new digital cameras with basic accessories for students participating in the Social Justice program.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help support photography as a means of social understanding and change for youth affected by war and displacement. If G-Team members raise $450, then the AjA Project can buy three new cameras with rechargeable batteries and memory sticks for use by Social Justice–program participants. Each additional $10 raised will go toward funding another of the total of 13 digital cameras the AjA Project needs for its students.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.