For small, volunteer-led projects around the world, capturing high-quality images and video isn’t just a way of promoting success, sharing best practice, and inspiring supporters – it also helps to record the sort of evidence that will help to secure all-important funding.
Up until recently, the Roll Back Antimicrobial Resistance Initiative (RBA-Initiative), our partner project in Tanzania, relied on hiring professional photographers. This was costly, complicated to arrange, and often lacking in spontaneity – a real shame for a project that prides itself on providing fun, interactive, lessons for young people.
That’s why last month, our parent organisation, the British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC), decided to lend them a hand by donating a high-spec Canon camera and accessories – everything they need to produce top quality photos and videos themselves.
We’re pleased to say they’ve already started putting these new resources to work, capturing some startlingly good images, like the one above of their students in the classroom, learning life-saving lessons about superbugs and responsible antibiotic use, so they can take the message home to their families and communities.
Not only that, but they’ve also started work on a documentary about the project, which they hope will inspire others and help them to secure the support they need to involve more children, particularly those in difficult-to-reach rural communities.
To find out more about the RBA-Initiative, and learn how you can lend a hand, visit their project page here.