Old students, new teachers
April 20, Mae Pa
This week we worked with 6 of last year’s photo students from Rays of Youth, the summer leadership camp of Help without Frontiers. Help without Frontiers is a non-governmental organization, based in Italy and Mae Sot. They provide hot lunches to about 3,000 migrant students every day, run a sewing workshop, computer training, music workshops, and support several migrant schools in the area.
Our 6 students are now Rays of Youth staff and we are soooo proud of them! In June, they will be taking cameras into Karen state, and passing on their photo skills to rural school teachers and students.
Nat and I bike the 6 kms from our house in Mae Sot to Mae Pa, which is pleasant at 8 am, but not quite so pleasant at 4 pm, on our return. It’s hot season here, average temperature is 32-37 C and humid. So we arrive home looking like wilted lettuce leaves; a cold shower and a beer seems to revive us just fine!
We went over lighting situations, shooting moving subjects, portraits, and how to keep your audience awake… (by asking them to be photographed while leaping off chairs).
FRIDAY: My name is Thaw Kyar Tun. I am 20 years old. I like to eat. My favourite colour is pink. I like to play football and like to take photo. I want to be a good leader.
KAT: My name is Kat. I am 20 years old. Now I live in Mae Sot, Thailand, with my parents. I have one brother and one sister. My hobby is cooking. I like to listen to a song. My favourite colour is blue. And then I like to take a photo.
MOE KHAING: My name is Moe Moe Khaing. I was born on 4 November, 1995. I have 4 siblings. My mother passed away in 2007. I live with my father. He is 60 years old. I like to listen to music. My favourite color is white and blue. And then I like to take photo so I attend this camera training.
KYAW GYI: Hello! I am Kyaw Gyi. I like to take photo. I also like to edit video. I will be a photographer and an editor in my future…
I will try my best.
MOT MOT: My name is Moe Moe. I am 20 years old. I come from Burma. I have a brother and 3 sisters. I am a volunteer at Rays of Youth projects. I attended this camera training and it was great. I like to learn camera training because it is useful in my work. So this camera training is good for me and also very interesting. Also I want to thank you very much for your teaching teacher Nat and teacher Susan. Your teaching is easy to understand and good for us.
PAWK MAI: My name is Pawk Mai. I am 20 years old. I am from Nu Poe camp. I am Karen. I attend this camera training and I am so happy.I like to have camera training because it is useful for me. I like to take a picture.
Thank you for your teaching. I love great teaching and it is also easy to undertand. Thank you teacher Nat and teacher Susan.