Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Founder (Yinka Taiwo-Peters) wins Selfless4Africa Pioneer Grant

On September 15th, 2012, Selfless4Africa awarded the Pioneer Grant to Yinka Taiwo-Peters, the founder of Photopower Nigeria, in recognition of the success of Hope for Gishiri (Photopower's Pilot Phase) and for the implementation of the next Photopower project in 2013. The entire Photopower team is grateful to Selfless4Africa for their support and commitment to youth development in Africa.

Selfless4Africa (S4A) was birthed to meet the needs of the African people. With the ultimate goal of uplifting Africa's underprivileged, S4A is determined to work towards inspiring individual acts of selflessness. We intend to arouse a passion for selflessness in peoples of different persuasions, to be proactive with respect to the plight of the underprivileged. S4A is based in Atlanta, GA.
For more information on Selfless4Africa, visit www.selfless4africa.org

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Hope For Gishiri featured in Daily Trust

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The End of the Beginning; Completing Our Pilot Project

At the inception of HFG project, PhotoPower Nigeria set out to accomplish 3 main objectives:

·        Empower the children in the orphanage to use photography to tell their own stories and advocate for better living conditions.
·        Create awareness about the orphanage to the greater Abuja community and vice versa.
·        Generate revenue for academic material at the Melchizedek Academy in the orphanage

We have successfully achieved the first 2. Fortunately for the HFSO beneficiaries, a school in Abuja donated academic materials during the course of this project, taking care of the 3rd objective.
So we had a talk with the Caretaker of the orphanage and discussed what would be an alternative way to utilize the money raised from the auction that would be of long term benefit to the kids.
What we decided, was to purchase tools that would help the beneficiaries sustain and further improve their newly acquired skill set.  We were able to purchase 4 digital Cameras (2 Samsung, 1 Lumix and 1 Sony), 4 SD cards for the respective cameras and a photo printer (including printing paper of different sizes, ink etc.).
We hope that this equipment will give the kids an avenue to express themselves and to tell their own stories. Studio 24 has also graciously offered to give lessons and tutorials in editing and other photography topics we were unable to cover.

Chiviya & Queen bringing out the goodies.

Next generation of Photographers?

Showing them how to set up the photo printer.

Officially handing the equipment over to the kids.

Chiviya handing over to Joshua

Queen handing over to Ada

Ummi handing over to Esther

Joshua giving the vote of thanks

Oh behalf of the PhotoPower Nigeria core team and most especially the beneficiaries at HFSO, we would like to thank all of our volunteers; the photographers, individuals and groups that dedicated funds, services and valuable time to our cause and people that supported this initiative. Without you guys, none of this would have been possible. We express our deepest gratitude.

Thank you,
Core Team

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Beyond the Frame: The Exhibition & Auction for Charity

We are very proud and ecstatic to announce that our exhibition on Monday was a huge success. The turn out was amazing and we raised so much more than we had hoped for. We would like to thank all those who came out and showed support, most especially people that participated in the auction and donated for our cause.
Here are a few shots from the event:

Beyond the Frame Sponsors

We would like to express our most sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the sponsors of Beyond the Frame Photo Exhibition and Auction. We thank our contacts at

Studio 24

Thought Pyramid Art Gallery

and all our other individual donors for their magnanimous and generous donation to our project initiative. The project could not have succeeded without your help. 

Thank you,
PhotoPower Nigeria

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Beyond The Frame: Photopower Exhbition on Monday (Press Release)

The exhibition of 30 amazing pictures that the beneficiaries have taken during the ten-day workshop is on Monday, Aug 20th in Abuja. Pls see the image below for further details. 
Auction of pictures starts at 3pm. This is an opportunity to support Photopower.

Pls send the image above to blogs and other media outlets