"A bag of candy can be enjoyed in a day, a pair of shoes can last many months, a set of clothing can be worn for years but a photo, it can retain wonderful memories for a life time"
Do you have any childhood photo memories ?
Give Smile Asia is a charity project of Asian photographer team who brought DSLRs Camera, Lens, printers, laminators machine into the remote and poor mountain hamlets and villages in order to take photo and printer for each child a portrait. The quality of these pictures is ensured that they were taken via professional and semi-professional cameras by experienced photographers who are educated about the portrait. The pictures gave to the children are printed in the best- quality printing paper and are moulded with one layer of plastic so as to keep them long lasting with children in the hot and humid weather in Vietnam (the enduration is estimated to over 150 years). Moreover, we share and connect the information about the poor individuals and local authority that need the public’s help as well as contribute to bring the knowledge and technology to the remote areas all around Vietnam.
Project is known as the non-profit project operating in photography and children aspect from 2013 by Do Hung an young photographer from Vietnam. Project follow the spirtiual value, the usefullness and sharing in order to bring childhood smiles for poor children through the power of the photography.
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Why : 10,000 faces ???
The number “10.000 children” originated from the inspiration through the documentary film named “Vietnam: The 10,000 day war” of Mr. Michael Maclear, the Canadian director about war documentary film. Each of the child’s smiles takes the role of “a gravel” which relieves the misery and losses caused by the War. The most important motivation for us to accomplish this project is that many of mountainous and remote children, they’re have never been taken their pictures until the second decade of 21st century. It is very pity that there was no pictures during the childhood time of each person. We expect that every of the child all over the world was born with the happiness of having a portrait of themselves.
The project has accomplished first goal that we took photographs and printed them freely for over 10,000 poor children in Vietnam; hundreds of ethnic people; teachers from schools in 150 villages highland in the North of Vietnam. We realized that not only children in remote areas in Vietnam but also those in Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa have never owned a portrait. Therefore, our project has recently been expanding in some developing countries in Southeast Asia such as Laos (Larng Kong) and Myanmar Free Foto For Children (Myanmar) and Give Smile Asia Thailand team.
We continuously carry out the project to the remote villages, enhance the cooperation with some other volunteer groups and clubs. The project also encourages the charity groups to join together in order for more and more children to receive their own childhood portraits. We are also expanding the effect of the project through some poor villages in Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia. Some activities include teaching the photograph class for children in some primary schools, enhancing the connection and mutual knowledge about Asia culture.
In the upcoming 2017, Give Smile Asia will implement take the portrait for children in mountainous of Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. The trip will associate with the MFFC (Myanmar) Larng Korng (Lao) Asean Photography Windows with the expection of taking childhood portraits for children in all villages. Each child will receive their own picture, gifts and other fun extracurricular activities.
The quantities of paper needed to fundraise for the upcoming event:
100 boxes of Canon KP 108 printing paper, 04 Canon Selphy CP900 printing machines, 01 Big Printer Canon Pixma PRO 100 offline for Family photo and school photo, 04 Laminator mini
Total need your support : 4210$
Next, we will have some programs for financing as follows:
- Post card “Bring Smiles to the world” Program: We implement the project with the aim of bringing 100.000 smiles to all the friends all over the world
- The account number that receives the direct fundraising:
Account Number: 4450 9300 0262 7466
Bank: HSBC Hanoi - Vietnam
or Account Number: 190 2634 6966 017
Bank: Techcombank- Ly Nam De- Hoan Kiem- Ha Noi city
Swift Code: VTCBVNVX
E-mail: [email protected]
Facebook : Give Smile Asia
Thanks for your considertion!