Participatory workshops are fundamental to what we do. It allows us to bridge the gap between children’s hopes and creative potential. The AKIAKOLLA FOUNDATION is dedicated to teaching children basic, historical, and methodical photography.
Working with our many partners, we continue to create workshops across the globe, offering a unique once-in-a-lifetime learning experience.
Our workshops in Europe, North, and South America empower children with limited access to nonacademic activities by providing one-on-one photography experiences.
The road is not long if it leads to a better world
Since 2010, the AKIAKOLLA team has connected with several countries thanks to the generous support of those who have dedicated their time and resources.
Each event we organize is unique, and we are proud to share some of the highlights from past fundraisers.
Please take a look at the gallery below to get a better understanding of our approach and how we help raise funding.
Our exhibitions have taken place all over the world!
Our approach to investing
UNIFORMS, SUPPLIES & SCHOLARSHIPS
Giving the gift of education to a child is more than just providing a classroom experience. It's an opportunity to help them think, dream, and imagine a better future. While primary and secondary government education is free, school supplies and uniforms are mandatory for attendance and not provided. By offering a one-year scholarship, you can provide the necessary uniforms, school supplies, and a potential life-altering advantage to a child's educational success.
ART & CULTURAL IMMERSION
"Art is the stored honey of the human soul"
- Theodore Dreiser
Our program aims to provide students with unique art and cultural experiences beyond their classroom and hometown. Cultural Immersion Days, also known as field trips, offer diverse activities that encourage student engagement and deeper learning about the people and lifestyles of neighboring regions. In just one day, students get to experience a new culture and history that is both familiar and exciting.
BOOKS ON WHEELS
"The more you read, the more things you will know, the more you learn, the more places you'll know" - Dr. Seuss
Public libraries can play an essential role in helping communities receive government-funded resources at no cost worldwide. However, in certain areas, the library's role is even more crucial, where entire cities lack a physical library, putting them at a disadvantage. This situation led to "Books on the Wheels" to fill the gap in these areas and improve the services offered by fixed libraries or library branches. It is a valuable addition that expands the reach and visibility of libraries, benefiting communities in need.