The Street Dreams Project started in 2017, to help a group of low-income young women in the Niger Delta, begin their lives as photographers.
The event held at African Artists’ Foundation on December 8, 2018.
The goal of getting young people to talk about the SDGs and what our roles as individuals and professionals are towards ensuring that we achieve them, was achieved with a combination of the Women and The Environment-themed exhibition comprised of photographs from the beneficiaries of the Street Dreams Project.
The Street Dreams Project beneficiaries are Tonye Dan-Asisah, Florence JohnBull, Victoria Akeere, Princess Ella Nwiyee, Maria Okaese, Tokoni Pepple, Violet Maxwell Benson.
There was also a panel discussion with multi-disciplinary artist, Jekein Lato-unah, and documentary photographer, Bernard Kalu, who discussed the role of photography and the arts in achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing social issues. Both were complemented with a spoken word performance from social-awareness performer, Kormbat.
Along the theme of Sustainable development and the responsibility of young people, representatives from ONE’s ‘Vote Your Future’ campaign discussed the importance of voting as young people and discussed the crux of the initiative.
SustyVibes gratefully acknowledge the help and support by their partners and friends with both in-kind and financial support, and thank all participants, volunteers and visitors for the incredibly warm atmosphere during the event.