About Through the Eyes of Children

Our mission is to teach photography to vulnerable children and empower them to share their stories with the world. 

Through the Eyes of Children is a nonprofit organization that conducts photographic workshops with children throughout the world to help them to share their perspective within their communities and across the globe. Photography is taught in workshops designed to expand the children’s vision and knowledge of photography and art. This platform offers them an opportunity to document their own lives and share their voice. 

Founded in 2000, the project began with children as young as eight years old who were orphaned by the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi. Annual workshops were conducted over 11 years with the same group of 19 children and resulted in exhibitions of their photos throughout the world. Funds raised through the children’s photography helped to pay their school fees and proved to them that people valued their perspective and wanted to see Rwanda through their eyes. 

Today, these children, now adults, are extending the project’s mission by teaching photography to other vulnerable children around the world.

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Our mission is to teach photography to vulnerable children and empower them to share their stories with the world. 

Through the Eyes of Children is a nonprofit organization that conducts photographic workshops with children throughout the world to help them to share their perspective within their communities and across the globe. Photography is taught in workshops designed to expand the children’s vision and knowledge of photography and art. This platform offers them an opportunity to document their own lives and share their voice. 

Founded in 2000, the project began with children as young as eight years old who were orphaned by the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi. Annual workshops were conducted over 11 years with the same group of 19 children and resulted in exhibitions of their photos throughout the world. Funds raised through the children’s photography helped to pay their school fees and proved to them that people valued their perspective and wanted to see Rwanda through their eyes. 

Today, these children, now adults, are extending the project’s mission by teaching photography to other vulnerable children around the world.