‘Everyone Has Hope‘ is the second installment of See The World Through Our Eyes; a fund raising and photographic initiative by a group of staff and students from Taylor’s College under the International Canadian Pre-University (ICPU) program. Those involved want to bring to light the realities faced by the Burmese refugees living in transit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
We hope the viewer will understand what these refugees see every day through their photography. As part of the project, the youths (mostly ages thirteen – sixteen) will be taught the art of photography. This will be done through the help of local professional photographers and artists who will be coming to run workshops with the students. These youths are inherently inquisitive and creative, and we want to promote these qualities through ART!
The ultimate goal of this project is to allow these youths to have a voice, build invaluable skills, and raise money for organizations that are helping refugees here in Malaysia. Incited with concern from this increased awareness, only the citizens of Malaysia can collectively pressure parties in power to implement more humane and coherent policies in dealing with refugees.
Previous Gallery Exhibitions:
Annexe Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 18 – 27 2010
Kuala Lumpur Preforming Arts Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 14-27 2011
OPIRG Office in St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
March 14 2011
The Cube Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 14 – 21, 2012
In the News:
Canadian lecturer uses cameras to help refugee kids express themselves in theStar, June 18, 2011
The Incident Room: The Rights of Children BFM Business Radio Malaysia, November 20, 2010
ARTERI Malaysia Magazine, November 19, 2010
Refugee Children Tell Their Stories via Snapshots in theStar Malaysia, November 20, 2010
Opening Night Video by Citizen Journalist Thailand
Being Burmese in Malaysia by UCSI Frontiers in Malaysia December 4, 2010
Everyone Has Hope: Photos by Burmese Refugee Children by The Activist Writer, November 30, 2010