Daily Archives: January 22, 2013

The DC piglets

Posted by Peter MUIR

Related to the No Boundaries trip that travelled to the Yangshan and Yao districts in Northern Guangdong province, where students worked with the Go 2 Serve foundation, funds were raised by DC to go towards Go 2 Serve’s Pig Scheme. According to Go 2 Serve, the Pig Scheme offers the opportunity to local people to benefit from raising pigs without any initial financial burden.

Participating Yao farmers start in the program without putting out any money, Go2Serve Foundation deliver two 3-month old piglets to their home and provide pig feed, training and vaccination to help them to be successful in raising their pigs to sell in the market in 4 months. Yao farmer can earn about HK$ 800 with 2 pigs sold in the market. We are committed to the Yao farmers for 2 years teaching them how to raise pigs for sale in the market and eventually breeding their own piglets to raise. Through the 2 year program, Yao farmers will learn pig farming skills, how to manage their income for re-investment and eventually increase their income and living standard. Go2Serve Foundation will also assist the farmers in the areas of hygiene and environmental impact in the village in order to help this program to be sustainable in the future e.g. assist them to apply funding for building methane tanks for pig wastes and ways to recycle pig wastes”.

Pictured here is the local recipient along with the two pigs donated by DC. It is hoped that the income generated from the pigs will enable the family to pay schooling for their children.

Film Exchange project

Posted by Peter MUIR

Here is a message from the Hong Kong Joint School Photographic Society, of which some DC students are members.  They are keen for DC students to get involved!

Ever tried to think out of the box and create something completely original and beyond your imagination? Ever wanted to capture the world in a distinct aspect that is beyond the limits of normal photography? In order to satisfy your hunger for finding a novel way to explore the world, the Hong Kong Joint School Photographic Society is proud to present our Film Exchange Project, which is our second consecutive year to organize this event.

In this event, Participants will each receive a cartridge of photographic film, which they will use to produce a series of photographs in a limited period of time. They will then exchange their cartridges with other participants without processing the film so other participants can take photographs that overlap the original images. We will then retrieve the cartridges in order to process the film and get the final results.

The final products will therefore show a blend of creativity and show interesting ideas that were unintentional in their creation.
In order to allow you to freely explore on ideas and maximize your creativity, this project has a very flexible schedule in which participants can feel free to submit their films anytime within a range of one month and exchange for another cartridge. You can comfortably express your view on Hong Kong’s society, architecture and landscapes in whatever ways you wish and the only limit is your limited amount of film.

Don’t hesitate and go for it today to explore this new scope in photography!