In the US Piga Picha Project (PPP), is a collaborative photography & film learning experience connecting Seattle youth to youth in Kisumu, Kenya through photography, film, and storytelling, which gives them a voice to participate in the global village.
Through PPP we hope to inspire youth toward a deeper involvement in international cultural exchange of ideas, empowering them to develop their own creative potential through hands-on experience & mentorship by professionals. PPP will allow youth to gather, inspire each other, connect, share ideas, create jobs, contribute to global issues, and realize their full potential.
We educate the general public about African culture, promote the arts, and use our creative programs and events to promote social welfare, and economic empowerment thereby lessening neighborhood tensions, preventing community deterioration, and preventing juvenile delinquency.
Our activities include Madaraka Festival, Kijiji Nights, One Vibe House Concerts, Black Collaboration, and African Languages & Culture.
We collaborate with like minded organizations and individuals in Seattle and beyond, we also provide support for organizations in Africa that have similar purposes as ours.
PPP’s fosters collaboration between youth in Kisumu, Kenya and youth in Seattle, Washington by:
- Engaging them in film & photography.
- Exploring cultural heritage, wildlife, and environment through technology
- Showcasing youth empowerment through intercultural experiences.
- Broaden participant’s perspectives, enhance international creative collaboration.
- Film & Photography equipment are expensive and inaccessible to underserved youth in Seattle. PPP creates an opportunity for participants to access a camera to ensure meaningful learning.