“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Gandhi
Now that’s a quote that I’ve always loved. I know there’s always been some doubt about whether Gandhi actually said those words, but I don’t care if he did or not; I just love the sentiment and it’s a philosophy that I try to live my life by.
In 2013 I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Rwanda in conjunction with Chance For Childhood and Think Money, who are also a huge supporter and fundraiser for Chance For Childhood. Because I was able to visit a school in Rwanda that is supported by the charity, I was able to see first-hand what a difference our money and other donations had made to the lives of the pupils.
So, here’s a little bit about Chance For Childhood:
They started as a child rights-based advocacy organisation over 20 years ago, they were originally known as Jubilee Action. Today, they continue to devote their efforts in strengthening and empowering local communities to protect children facing the gravest injustices. Particularly, their tailored and flexible social and educational programmes aim to engage the community to equip vulnerable children and youths with the skills, knowledge and capacity to become active agents of change within their own communities. In turn, children and youths will be empowered to provide care for their own dependents in the most responsible way, thus ending the cycle of abuse and neglect.
Chance for Childhood is also committed to making positive and sustainable changes to the socio-political context at a local and national level, to ensure the prevention of further abuse and stigmatization of children and youths.
Their current priorities lie in Child Protection and Counselling, Education, and Alternative and Sustainable Care for children with special learning needs, children in conflict with the law, those living in child-headed households, and street children.
Ok, now that you know a little more about Chance For Childhood I want to give you the opportunity to help me raise some money for this wonderful charity that is very close to my heart. Below you will see a selection of my landscape photographs; you can purchase an A2 size fine art print for just £29 (that’s a bargain – I usually sell them for £60), each print costs £15 to get printed (and delivered) by Sheffield based professional lab Peak Imaging so that means for every print bought by you, £14 goes to Chance For Childhood. So, if you’d like a print get in touch via my Contact Me page or alternatively you can email me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll collect your delivery address and advise you on how to pay. Below are the images that you can purchase:
1) Reynisdrangar Sea Stacks, Vik, Iceland.
2) New Brighton Lighthouse, Merseyside, England.
3) Grand Central Station, New York City, USA.
4) Scaleber Falls, Yorkshire, England.
5) Kos Island, Greece.
6) Skogafoss Waterfall, Iceland.
7) The Reichstag Dome, Berlin, Germany.
8) Malham Tree, Yorkshire, England.
9) Llanddwyn Island, Wales.
10) Crosby Beach, Merseyside, England.
Please share this blog post so that I can raise as much money as possible, your money will make a huge difference to the lives of these disadvantaged children. I’d like to make it absolutely clear that I will not take a single penny from any sales – 100% of the profits will go directly to Chance For Childhood. Please help me to raise as much as I can.
If you’d like more information regarding the charity please visit their website by clicking here. Alternatively, why not follow them on Facebook by liking their page here.
Thank you so much for your support. It is greatly appreciated.
Shared and best of luck. It’ a worthy cause
Thanks so much, I really appreciate your support. 🙂 x
You are doing a great job. Keep it up! The world needs more people like you
Thank you so much Tuhin, just trying to give something back. Best wishes to you from Manchester. 🙂
Love this Steve! Great idea and of course a very worthy cause close to our hearts!
Aw thanks Amy-Leigh, yes I’m still a massive supporter of the charity. We must help where we can! x
Good work, Grogues! X
Thank you very much, and I must thank you for purchasing a print and supporting Chance For Childhood. Your money will go a long way. 🙂
These are wonderful prints! This sounds like a great cause. Sharing and wishing you all the best with this project.
That’s brilliant, thanks so much for sharing, Cheryl. It’s greatly appreciated.
This is a great idea Steve. The charity seems to do a lot of good. How did you end up visiting Rwanda with them? I would love to do something like that.
Hi Christine, thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Before I went full time with my photography I used to work for a company called Think Money and they are a huge supporter and fundraiser for the charity. I was head of the charity team in my department at Think Money and I helped to organise events to raise money for Chance For Childhood. Every year they give people the opportunity to travel to a school for deaf children in Rwanda, 6 of us went over and took nearly half a tonne of clothes and equipment for the school and the local people who were in need of basic items. Get in touch with Chance For Childhood, I’m sure they’d be grateful for your help and support. Best wishes, Steve x
Great idea and its nice to help some organization like this. I really appreciate your efforts. I am sharing this post.
Thank you for motivation.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, I really appreciate it and thank you also for sharing.
Sounds like a very worthwhile organization, and your prints are spectacular! Personally I support one cause a year which allows me to feel like I’m actually making a dent and this year (and in 2015) I’m working to raise funds to sponsor service dogs for returning veterans suffering from PTSD and related issues. But I’ll be happy to share your post and I wish you all the best with your efforts and for a happy, healthy holiday!
Thank you so much Marquita, I wish you all the best with your efforts to raise money for a very worthwhile cause, let me know if you’d like me to share anything on my social media to help you. Merry Christmas to you!