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Foto’s Blog: Peace begins with a Smile-Salute to Sargent Shriver

Jan 24, 2011   //   Costa Rica, Foto's Blog, Kenya  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Peace begins with a Smile-Salute to Sargent Shriver


PeaceCorps Phodographers in Costa Rica and Kenya, 2009

PeaceCorps volunteers have been venturing out in the world since 1961 when Sargent Shriver first organized the program to send Americans into the developing world with the mandate to “promote world peace and friendship”. In 1981 he said

The cure is care. Caring for others is the practice of peace. Caring becomes as important as curing. Caring produces the cure, not the reverse. Peace doesn’t not come through strength, strength comes through peace.

May Dog Meets World in it’s own small way, be a seed of peace. One PeaceCorp volunteer said “Thank you Dog Meets World for giving purpose to my Peace Corps service. Through DMW, I not only distributed photographs. I also brought a service to the people my communities. I showed them that I see them.”



Foto’s Blog: New home & first photos in Kenya

Dec 27, 2010   //   Foto's Blog, Kenya  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: New home & first photos in Kenya



Phodographer Rob Willet in Kisii, Kenya, June 2010

Rob is a CPA from Los Angeles and volunteered on an international build for Habitat for Humanity in Kenya. Adding Dog Meets World was just another way to engage and connect cultures AND leave an indelible memory of this special time in their lives…..receiving one’s first home!

Rob’s said “throughout the entire process, the adults and kids alike were smiling, laughing and enjoying their/our time together as well as playing with Foto and watching the photos print. Once we began to hand out the photos, the enjoyment continued as they were excited and overjoyed to have a picture of themselves and/or family to keep and share with others.

Foto’s Blog: Foto at a Kenyan Sign Language School

Dec 6, 2010   //   Foto's Blog, Kenya, Uncategorized  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: Foto at a Kenyan Sign Language School


NEW Phodographer Paul Blair in Mombasa, Kenya November 2010

Paul is a Peace Corps volunteer. He says he’s “serving as a teacher in Mombasa, Kenya, a pretty big city near the equator along the coast of the Indian Ocean. I’ve been teaching for two years using Kenyan Sign Language in the subjects of Art, English, Math, and Computers. All of my students are Deaf, and range in age from 6 to 30. I’m happy to say that I’ve put Dog Meets World to use and boy I wish I had done it sooner, because the kids loved it!

I have taken many photos in my time here, and have become accustomed to the students always wanting printouts, which I cannot possibly accommodate myself, since I take so many pictures. The times that I do print some of my photos in town, the students who don’t get their own pictures become jealous, so the Dog Meets World project really made a difference for them, since it allowed me print out all their pictures instantly as they watched to make them all happy!

Daily Foto: From Kenya, Love is our Global Root III

Aug 27, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Kenya  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: From Kenya, Love is our Global Root III


Phodographer Patrick Firouzian in Mtito-Andey, Kenya, July 2010

Nothing like having a professional photographer as a Dog Meets World phoDOGrapher to get really cool pictures. Foto the dog was a big hit!

Daily Foto: From Kenya, Love is our Global Root II

Aug 26, 2010   //   Daily Foto, Kenya  //  Comments Off on Daily Foto: From Kenya, Love is our Global Root II


Phodographer Patrick Firouzian in Mtito-Andey, Kenya, July 2010

See Patrick’s latest video of his volunteer mission to Kenya with Global Roots here. Dog Meets World is thrilled that Patrick brought the Dog Meets World photo sharing project to HIV orphans as he believes “they more than any other children they need support”. Thanks Patrick for your compassion!

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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