In 2010, Panos Caribbean carried out Youth Journalism training The Jacmel, Haiti. The project, dubbed Reaching the Unreached, focused on sexual and reproductive health issues with specific aims to addressing this gap in current programming on sexual and reproductive health for young people by aiming to improve sexual and reproductive health of those most at risk. The project, which specifically targeted “out of school children” in Jacmel (South-East of Haiti), focused on those particularly vulnerable and marginalised, including girls and illiterate youth.
It was part of a larger project which included similar activities by three other Panos Institutes in Africa and Asia under Panos Global AIDS Programme.
The aims of the project were to give voice to these children in order to ensure that policies and services become responsive to their needs, and to empower these young people to set the policy agenda. To work towards this aim, the project worked with young and out of school people in Jacmel by educating them on reproductive and sexual health issues, and further empowers them to voice their concerns using Panos’ tool box of innovative communication methodologies, and in this particular case the PhotoVoice technique was used.
The PhotoVoice training was facilitated by Pieter de Vos of Panos Canada.
Jamaican freelance photographer and communications consultant, Delroy Whyte-Hall participated in the training under a media fellowship funded by the Panos Global AIDS Programme and the photos below are among the many photos he took as part of the fellowship.