Foundation

The iwasshot FOUNDATION is a direct assault on homelessness. The iwasshot FOUNDATION provides Skills Development Programs, with photography as the medium, to children living on the streets of our Urban Centers.

educating, recognising and caring for children who hold on to the smallest light of hope for a better future.

The Foundation is a non-profit, non-government organization aimed at strengthening the potential of individual lives - educating, recognising and caring for children who hold on to the smallest light of hope for a better future. The Foundation stands independent of discrimination of religion, race, culture and gender boundaries.

The Foundation operates in close collaboration with shelters that provides a safe environment for these children. The Foundation makes use of existing infrastructures as far as possible and builds upon them. The programs are implemented by Bernard Viljoen, registered architect and professional photographer, through direct contact with the children.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

highlights the vibrancy, paradoxes, multiplicity and talents of children who should be at play.


iwasshot Foundation initiates community-based projects that focus on the personal development and enrichment of children who might otherwise not have had the opportunity to explore their creativity.

Focus lies within the inner cities where children are constantly exposed to the darker side of humanity. Iwasshot FOUNDATION works within communities affected by homelessness and highlights the vibrancy, paradoxes, multiplicity and talents of children who should be at play. The aim is to change the perspective of street children and re-empower them through innovative programs within their communities, to educate and enhance positive awareness.

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