Phodographers-to-be in Colombia, Aug. 2010
Daniel Buritica (shown front right!) is the founder and president of the Colombian youth program RECOJO a network of young social entrepreneurs in Colombia. One of the most important projects that they have is a camp for low income kids and students from universities. It’s call BAKONGO and the goal is to create young changemakers and teach values in a fun way.
Daniel was recently in DC for a conference and heard about Dog Meets World. He liked the innovation of the project and thought it would be very useful, not only for the kids of Bakongo, but also for the other communities in which his network is working. Daniel emailed this picture saying “I introduced DOG MEETS WORLD and Foto to my staff and they were fascinated!!!! Now we are all committed to the project.” Welcome collaborators from Colombia!
Best Foto of the Week!
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