Street Children Photo Request Akakpame, Togo West Africa Friday, April 27, 2007
Photo I took in Manila, Philippines near the Ermita Area.
I received today a request for a larger, better quality photo of the Street Children I took in Manila. Note, I shrink every photo to smaller size for the internet, and have done so now for about two years, but I still do not think are magazine quality in size. Sony 12 X Camera.
Name: Vincent ten Bouwhuis Country: UK
Message: Dear Madam / Sir, From your website there is an image -187-02-street-children-philipines- that I would like to use for our charity-s leaflet, to illustrate the desperate needs of these streetchildren, however the resolution (dpi) is not high enough for print, can you please e-mail us a High resolution image and permission to use this image for our non-profit charity leaflet? Our registered charity number is 1118814 And we raise funds to build orphanages and house and care for orphans and street children, we currently work on projects in Bali, Indonesia and India and will expand to Philipines, Thailand, Vietnam Thank you in advance the image came from the following link: http://www.hobotraveler.com/blogphotos/187-02-street-children-philippines.jpg
Kind regards Vincent ten Bouwhuis Chairman
Vincent ten Bouwhuis Ministries & Worldwide Missionary Foundation 2nd floor 145 - 157 St John Street London EC1V 4PY www.vincentministries.org
I found the larger photo and I am able to send. What do you think? Should I sent the bigger photo they can use for brochures.
About a month or two ago, I received another request from inside the Philippines wanting photos of Street Children.
Both are starting orphanages or something.
There is this question I ask myself, why? I do not work with street children, I am just a guy that walks around at 7:00 am and took some photos, easy to do, and children sleeping are easy photos to take. Plus children cannot get up and beat my butt, easy photos to take, if you are where there are street children.
If you are where there are street children, these photos are very easy to take…
If you are where there are street children.
Should I send the big dpi high density photos to the children?
I could take hundreds of photos of children sleeping in the street, not a difficult photo to take in the tropics. What was interesting and intriguing to me, what there was this orphanage in Manila, just 25 to 50 meter way from where I took this photo.
If this place is for street children, then they missed some, only about 25 to 50 meters from this building… hehehe
Note, I would guess 1 in 30-50 people who grab or use a photo ask permission first, normal is to just take, this is a good sign. Then again there is no high dpi photo on the site, they have to request.
If a person asked me for money for old people living in the streets, I would be much more inclined to give. The bottom line, the only organization that can truly help street children in a country, is the government of the country. Every time you give to an organization for street children, unless is a lobby to get the country with Street Children Government to do something, then we just enable by love to keep the country from doing their job.
On the other hand, I am thinking about sleeping outside, it is hot in this room, people sleep outside when it very hot, not as simple as just looking and seeing children, then making radical assumptions. I would go find a place on the sidewalk, out of the rain.
I have been thinking, I think I should go and knock on every NGO-ONG office I can find and see if there is anybody there at say, 11:00 am in the morning on a Tuesday.
Children, Street Children, Social Issues, Togo, NGO