I don’t mean to be pedantic, but if we’re going to fight “media poverty porn” and stereotypes about Africa and Africans, then we need to at least get our facts right. Or rather, our images.
This is the second in a series of blog posts by Kishan Devkota, Managing Director of the Everest Children’s Welfare Zone (ECWZ). Kishan has been sending us updates of this organisation’s response to the Nepal earthquakes, providing an unfiltered view from inside one community’s response to these disasters. We first met Kishan in Melbourne, when he appeared at an event we hosted on donating ethically. We were so impressed by his honesty and approach, we decided to donate the funds raised that night (AU$420) to his organisation. His community is in Rasuwa District, on the border of Tibet and Langtang National Park.