From the Heart of Herts to the Foothills of Mount Elgon, Uganda.
Making a difference, one image at a time.
Exhibition of images taken during an expedition to document the work and story of Evergreen Africa.
When: Sat 7 Sept – Sat 21 Sept 2019
Where: The Black Gallery, Silk Mill Business Park
Open invitation to the PRIVATE VIEW : Friday 6th Sept 18.00 – 21.00.
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The exhibition will also include a screening of the documentary shot during the period on the hills.
In just five years, Evergreen Africa has helped prevent cholera breaking out on the ridge through Community Health Practitioners (known as CHPs), set up Village Savings and Loan schemes, helped income-generation through a goat programme, made the programmes self-sustaining with a coffee roasting facility and now setting up a market garden. The region is beautiful. Stunning. The people are warm, lovely, sense of humour. But live in abject poverty.
“Evergreen Africa’s existing programmes form the foundation of a greater ambition to help release 25,000 people out of abject poverty along the ridge. The area is quite inaccessible, so aid and support is lacking as it’s difficult to access the area. In the rains it is treacherous, mud slides, hundreds have lost their homes and lives in the area. Even when we were there we were stuck, the 4×4 slipping sideways down the hills. But still people are smiling, welcoming.” said Paul Voltzenlogel, founder of Evergreen Africa.
“In this exhibition we show you the people there, share a smile with them, listen to their stories, imagine you too are 9000 feet above sea level, head in the clouds, children are singing in the schools, cows lowing, goats shuffling around by your feet and know that just by your visit you are helping to make a difference.” Said Vanessa Champion, founder of PhotoAid Global and photographer of the exhibition.
“We are grateful for PhotoAid Global supporting us not just with the photography but also helping organise this exhibition, which will form part of a touring show.” Continued Paul.
We look forward to welcoming you at the show.
If you are a business or philanthropist, there are opportunities for you to get involved, make a fundamental change and leave a lasting legacy. Please do get in touch, come to the Private View and share some time with the Founder of Evergreen Africa.
PRESS INVITATION – please come to the Private View. You are also welcome to set up a stand alone interview/ podcast with Dr Vanessa Champion, Founder of PhotoAid Global Foundation, and/or Paul Voltzenlogel, Founder of Evergreen Africa.
On Wednesday 19th December we were fortunate enough to have some super trouper carol singers led by Jane Gatfield spread a lot of joy to commuters passing through Paddington Tube Station during rush hour. Thank you to all the generous donators who smiled, danced and put their hands in their pockets to bring some Christmas cheer that evening.
We collected a wonderful amount of: £361.98, €2.50, 50 Polish Groszy, 1 Swedish Krone and a 5 something coin with an oriental-looking language we can’t read !
Thank you to Jane Gatfield & all the singers from ‘Sapper Singers’ and ‘Sing Your Pain Away’ based in #BourneEnd #christmas2019 #charity and also to Paddington train Station who gave us permission to fund raise.
To listen to the singers in action click here.