Southwell: photos show unfolding of hope in Haiti
An inspirational Christian Aid exhibition, featuring photos and art from Haiti, will be on display in Southwell Minster from 20 January – 25 February ...
An inspirational Christian Aid exhibition, featuring photos and art from Haiti, will be on display in Southwell Minster from 20 January – 25 February.
I Witness is a photo exhibition showing life-changing projects funded by Christian Aid, taking place in Haiti today – as witnessed by some rather special Christian Aid supporters.
Haiti hit the headlines in 2010 after the terrible devastation caused by an earthquake and the subsequent hurricane that battered the country in 2012. Christian Aid supporters and donors responded with incredible generosity and, in total, over £14 million was raised for the programme, helping the most poor and vulnerable Haitians to get back on their feet.
There were terrible images of destruction and poverty during this time, but this exhibition focuses on stories of hope and resilience from the communities in Haiti where Christian Aid’s local partner organisations have been working. Christian Aid has been in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western hemisphere, for many years.
I Witness came out of a visit by three Christian Aid supporters to Haiti; Naomi, Kathy and Margaret. There they saw for themselves how the legacies left by their loved ones were making a difference.
Gifts from supporters like these have such a huge impact and Christian Aid is excited to be able to share these positive stories of transformation. To see how these supporters witnessed how the legacies left by their loved ones were making a difference visit www.christianaid.org.uk/i-witness.
The exhibition is free and open to all. ‘I Witness’ invites visitors to see the extraordinary work that Christian Aid is supporting through its partner organisations in Haiti, and meet some of the inspirational people who are rebuilding their lives in the face of the most overwhelming odds.
A launch event will take place on Friday 20 January at 7pm – hear about the work of Christian Aid, the impact legacies make and the ministry of Southwell Minster.
See Southwell Minster website for opening times. All the pictures include accompanying information. www.southwellminster.org