I’ve always been impressed that it pays so much attention to the experience of girls in developing countries, as can be seen by its Because I am a Girl campaign. Earlier this year Plan Ireland asked me to contribute to their Because I am a Girl Blog.
As you’ll see from the promotional banner Plan Ireland has been staging a photography exhibition – focusing on the lives of girls in developing countries – around the country and it’s now coming to Galway. It’s called ‘Through a Girl’s Eyes:
The ‘Through a Girl’s Eyes’ photo exhibition is a series of beautiful and thought-provoking images, many of them captured by girls, who have attended the Plan Project “Through Our Own Eyes”.
The exhibition explores issues such as the motivations involved in rural-to-urban migration, the effects of the global economic downturn on developing countries, education as key to poverty elimination, child trafficking, the potential of technology in moving girls out of poverty and much more.
The photographs offer us a glimpse at a different world, one filled with peril, but also with opportunity. A world where Plan is centrally positioned to bring about change.’
There will be a small reception to celebrate the launch of the Galway exhibition at the Carlton Hotel on the Dublin Road, at 7pm on Wednesday the 11th of May.
Plan Ireland contacted me to let me know about the event, and also to ask me to say a couple of words on the night about why I sponsor a child with Plan – I’m sure other Galway sponsors will be doing the same.
So, if you’re in Galway do come along for the event, not to hear my poor words, but for the opportunity to enjoy the photography and perhaps see the world from another perspective.