Children of Chilomoni
One from the Archives 2010 - Documentary Photography - Malawi
Africa is my favourite place - I know I know it’s a big place! The vivid landscape & vibrancy of the people is an endorphin. I may be drenched from the humidity in the back of a rickety bus on route to another destination but I barely notice as the variety of landscape & energy of the people make Africa so special & my #1 continent...SO FAR!
My brother Sam was volunteering in Chilomoni for a year with the Beehive Centre For Social Enterprise. I joined him for two weeks in late November 2010 before we both flew home for Christmas.
I spent my time capturing images for Beehive to use in their annual report. Updates which were distributed to the companies who supported their venture and made donations.
Sam was using his engineering degree and working within a team of volunteers to build a computer centre. The positive vibe throughout the construction site spread like wild fire through the whole of Chilomoni.
This short documentary piece shows the bright smiles of the children who will no doubt come to benefit hugely from the computer centre in Chilomoni.
Finally we got to spend the journey home with a handful of kids who lived near the volunteers house. Time to catch up on the days events and chat about whats in store for their evening. A wonderful experience that made me feel like a guest rather than a tourist.