Kakuma refugee camp Photogarphy and Graphic design workshop is an initiative by Usanii Lab that was conducted for a period of one Month (JUNE) in the North of Kenya, Turkana County as a pilot project. It was facilitated by James Chemose and Cyrus Simiyu as the lead trainers. The main objective for the workshop was to be able to equip the youths of Kakuma refugee camp with skills in photography and graphic design. More so share weaving skills to the host community-Turkana women. The workshop was done by the help of Lutheran World Federation (LWF) who helped provide mobilization of the youths in the camp.
The main skills shared to these youths and the women of the host community comprised: weaving, photography and Graphic design. The first week we conducted a workshop with twelve women in the host community-Turkana women and at the end of the week everyone was able to design and make a mat. In addition we were able to provide materials for weaving. The class was attended by a number of fifteen trainees-nine boys and six girls. The first week of the two weeks they were able to understand the basics in photography and the following week they also learned the basics in graphic design and weaving