Children Of The Community

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Children Of The Community

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Khula - Children Of The Community

Digital Composition // Colour print on Illford Smooth Cotton Archival Fine Art Paper //

Signed limited edition of 3 for large and 10 for small

All profits from this print will be donated to Khula Community Care Centre, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.

These are a selection of portraits taken of children from the Khula Community Centre, a local daycare centre on the outskirts of poverty-stricken rural communities in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where HIV is the most prevalent in the world. 

The Centre cares for around 100 local children per day between 2 and 5 years old. 50 children attend in the morning; the next 50 come in the afternoon. They arrive by the dozen, squeezed in the back of utes (or bakkie’s as they’re called in South Africa). When they first begin attending Khula many of the children arrive malnourished, with sores and even scurvy due to a lack of basic daily nutrition. Most of these children receive only one meal a day, which they are given at Khula. They are taught early education, music, and art and given toys to play with. An overall improvement in health, the decline in the appearance of body sores and an evident increase in happiness can be seen in the children after a few weeks of attendance. Khula only receives the bare minimum in government support, which does not cover the cost of vitamin supplements that are given to the children daily. The cost to run a life-changing NGO like this effectively relies heavily on the work of volunteers and donations received.