Every year the Muskoka Foundation runs photography workshops with youths in our partner communities spread across the planet. Our volunteer travelers deliver the digital cameras, printers and supplies donated by the foundation, together with 1 week of their time to teach the kids the basics of photography and expressing themselves through imagery.
The results of those workshops are then printed in annual calendars to share with you and yours. 100% of the proceeds above costs from the $12 calendar sales are sent directly back to the youths and/or their communities. We welcome any donations above $12, with the commitment that 100% of those funds will also be sent.
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2012 Annual Calendars:
2012 Nature Calendar
For this year's calendar, we worked with our youth around the world to connect with nature and the environment in their own communities. We then ran a photo competition with a twist; all the images chosen to appear in the 2012 nature calendar were chosen by the most number of "likes" on Facebook! See all the entries and voting outcomes on The Muskoka Facebook here. 100% of all proceeds above printing and shipping go back to the communtiies!
Buen Pastor Girls Shelter- Guanajuato, Mexico
Songhees Nation - Victoria, BC, Canada
Para Los Ninos - Los Angeles, California, USA
Navajo / Diné Nation - Chinle, Arizona, USA
Kagugu School - Kigali,Rwanda
These photos were taken by the orphans of Rwanda's terrible 1994 genocide and HIV epidemic. The children's images provide a fascinating inside into their difficult living conditions and how they are thriving despite them.
Please email us to order prints and other gifts made from the children's images at:
Where your money goes...
As an organisation, we do not keep 1¢ of your $12. However, we are reliant upon some external companies who charge us for things like printing the calendars and processesing credit cards, etc.
If you have any corporate connections that you think might be interested in supporting our future efforts, please let us know.