The River: Impacting lives through the Education Access Program- 2014

The Catholic Institute of Education administers a grant program on behalf of the Solon Foundation in low-fee catholic independent schools across South Africa. The grants help to secure access to good education for vulnerable children by covering fees, uniforms, transport, books and nutrition. Schools also can use part of their grant for extra lessons, counseling or enhancements to the school. “The River” was a creative process through which children could use different graphic symbols to assist them in authentic storytelling. Learners relating their life’s story were able to share their own account of gifts received and the challenges the faced growing up with limited resources.

Produced by LODE studios
Camera: Coco van Oppens