Daily Foto: High Schoolers go to Nicaragua

Apr 9, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Nicaragua  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: High Schoolers go to Nicaragua


NEW Phodographer Lara Levine in La Estrella, Nicaragua Feb. 2010

The Dog Meets World project was taken with a teen group from buildOn, a terrific nonprofit that seeks to empower youth through different national and international service opportunities. Lara Levine led 16 mostly urban high school students from all over Connecticut to a village called La Estrella in Nicaragua to build a school and learn about the local culture. What is an easier or more fun way to make additional connections than to practice Take & Give photography with Foto? Here is 16 year old Stephanie Davis with her new friends in Nicaragua!

Lara said of Dog Meets World, “The only issue for us was that on top of everything else we had to do during our time in the village it was a little time consuming but it didn’t matter cause it was so great!” Thanks to all the new student phodographers from buildOn!

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Praise for DMW

"Participating in Dog Meets World was a truly magical experience, bringing joy and wonderment to all I met."

John Carr, Phodographer across South America

"Dog Meets World unleashes the power of photography as a diplomatic and personal tool in building connections among the people of the world. It embeds a memory in photographer and subject alike."

Prof. Patrick Fleming, Fulbright scholar & Phodographer Cambodia & Kyrgzystan

"You will never know just how important that photo will be long after it is taken and given."

Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner Jacksonville Jaguars

"Dog Meets World went over fabulously in my village. It is a perfect option for Peace Corps volunteers like myself. I like the Foto dog mascot, kids like it, and it is a representation of the peace and the ideas of the project."

Kristen Woodruff, Phodographer Costa Rica

"The kids are absolutely loving Dog Meets World. For a majority, these were the first images of themselves that they have ever owned."

Marti Johnson, Phodographer Uganda