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Women of Africa
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Copyright: Sylvie Fondacci Monteiro (SylFondacci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 293 N: 1513] (14165)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-23
Categories: Decisive Moment, Friends/Family
Exposure: f/2.6, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): People of Senegal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-28 14:14
Viewed: 2775
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a personal post, a group photo that I received today by e-mail from Dakar. I was there in June for a mission of solidarity.
And on this photo, I am with my trainees. This was taken on the last day of the training.
During 2 weeks, I helped women to learn how to use PCs, Internet, Word and Excel, essential tools in their daily life.
These women have difficult access to education, training and people like me try to give a hand in the frame of a project organised by a French NGO called Planète Urgence.

This photo reminds me so many great moments I spent with them all. They are so generous and warmful and they gave me much more than I gave them.
This is not a shot of mine but I have the agreement for the publication and don't pay attention to the quality of the picture because the light was so strong that day on the terrace of the House of Education in the district of HLM Grand Yoff in Dakar.

Here two links if you want to get more information about Planète Urgence and Risoa

And I wanted to share this here at TrekLens with you.

Please no points :)

WALTERito, inaam, BenF, harpya, perryhooter, laine, xuaxo, nunenik has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To nunenik: DakarSylFondacci 6 12-01 17:31
To xuaxo: Planète UrgenceSylFondacci 1 10-13 08:13
To voodoo: :))SylFondacci 2 10-07 17:53
To salil: Sharing ... :)SylFondacci 5 09-29 12:20
To harpya: Thx !SylFondacci 1 09-29 10:54
To BenF: No points ... :)SylFondacci 1 09-29 09:28
To inaam: No points :)SylFondacci 1 09-29 09:28
To inaam: THXSylFondacci 3 09-28 17:58
To BenF: :))SylFondacci 1 09-28 16:53
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  • BenF Gold Star Critiquer [C: 261 W: 0 N: 352] (3060)
  • [2006-09-28 16:40]
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Hello Sylvie,
Its good to see you.
And a good note.
It seems like you have a passion foor Africa.
Keep well.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2006-09-29 5:50]
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A beautiful shot has been composed with good details. Though the load is towards left, the women of left most could be shifted to right and camera be swivelled few degrees clockwise for a balanced group. However, nice perspective has been presented here. Well done!

Thanks for sharing lovely faces.

  • salil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
  • [2006-09-29 8:05]
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Great to see you finally. You have positioned yourself well. You look a beautiful person. The image is rich and lively.

Visual beautiful Sylvie, I like the picture
the woman's power in the world.
very good composition. great moments!


Wonderful and touching moment. I love the way they dress and this photo makes me miss Senegal even more. It must have been an awesome experience being over there with those women. Thanks for sharing! -Lara

God, I wish I were there...
Great work .......

  • xuaxo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 16] (101)
  • [2006-10-13 7:59]
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Bonjour Syvie,
Félicitations par ton important travail de solidarité avec les africains.
Je ne connaissais pas Planète Urgence et Risoa. (D'origine française, je connaissais Médecins Sans Frontières.)

Nice dedicated work you've done there! Teaching them about PCs and internet... Would we happen to see them here at TL too? Maybe??

Keep up the dedication! Though in a sense I think it's a shame that these people's education really depends on an NGO who just happens to be composed of benign and philanthropist people... Wish things were different... But at the moment, NGOs seem to be the only way forward, unless you wanna hassle Bob Geldof ;)

Wait till I open MY NGO, then I'll send you an invitation... !!


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