As we have heard many times before, a picture is worth a thousand words. However, it isn’t often that a photo can save lives. This is the aim of Le Meridien’s event called “A Portrait for Charity”, a photography workshop that will raise money for their UNICEF Check Out for Children programme.
On Saturday, 3 December 2016 in Le Meridien’s Bale Banjar Ballroom, shutterbugs around the island (including you!) are invited to take part in a full day of photo-focused activities. The ‘Portrait for Charity’ programme will encompass a photography workshop, whereby participants will learn key tips, tricks and skills from 2 professionals; a photography hunt, where everyone puts their skills to the test by capturing the unique Jimbaran area (where Le Meridien is located) through a lense; and finally a special pop-up market as part of the day’s events.
The two professionals taking part in the workshops are Mr. Gabriel Ulung Wicaksono – a well-known photographer which his services have been used by the world’s major hotel and resort brands – and Mr. Aji Maharesi – a professional street and food photographer. Both of whom are well-respected in Indonesia’s photography community.
The event goes beyond photography though, as the aim of A Portrait for Charity is to use people’s interest in this growing skill and hobby to raise money for UNICEF. Through a long and established partnership, Le Meridien throughout the year asks their guests to donate $1 of their bill to their Check Out for Children campaign, the funds of which are used to provide children in Asia Pacific access to clean water and basic sanitation. This event is to further increase the funds going towards this initiative, otherwise known as WASH: Water, Santiation and Hygiene.
Participation in A Portrait for Charity costs IDR 150,000, the funds for which will all go towards UNICEF. Participants will also get a workshop certificate and have the chance to practice their new found skills by joining the day’s photography contest. The guests who are not attending the workshop will be able to enjoy the pop-up market while exploring the photography exhibition throughout the resort.
UNICEF is working directly with community-based organizations, communities, families and schools, that will help to ensure every child has access to a clean and secure supply of water and safe sanitation facilities. It works towards making school healthier and more attractive to children by helping to build separate sanitations facilities in schools that will create more effective learners and reduce drop-out rates.
For more information to participate at ‘A Portrait for Charity’ event, please contact Fadlyn Yudhana at phone +62 812 3755 4990 or email Fadlyn.Yudhana@lemeridien.com.
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