Digital volunteers?

This week we were reflecting about volunteer work that, most of the time, means to move from your own country or region and spend time far from home in another culture. This morning of Saturday I had with my students of communication a video conference offered by a Colombian photojournalist from Medellín, Diego Andrés Sánchez-Alzate. He made a valuable introduction to photography and photojournalism for those who love it, by showing his own works on Flicker. Photography is a composition and a story told by images, colors, lights and textures, he mentioned, while photojournalism is a careful attention to events. Thanks to the Skype, 18 Khmer students of communication could enjoy the exposition of a young Colombian journalist, far from them more than 18 thousand kilometers (11 thousand miles.) Diego offered his conference, then it is also a great way to be a volunteer online. Just you need a computer, Internet connection, someone ready to translate and the will to share with other communities in any corner of the planet.

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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39xwdGtVXI) and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (http://www.colombia.co/en/culture/colombians-that-are-making-this-a-better-world.html).

3 responses to “Digital volunteers?”

  1. So Pha says :

    Although we are far from each other but we can communicate. this method is very important that they can share their ideas, knowledge via social networks and I think in the future we still following this process by doing like that. And Deep thanks to our guy who pended their marvelous time with us. We are please to know what they have provided. I like taking photographs because if we didn’t learn the ways to photo we do not know how are our photos look like? this is very important when shooting images think how can we could get good picture and beautiful. So if we don’t learn how to should whether we can take or not? It is really possible even thought we don’l learn we still making photo but make sure that your pictures are useful and acceptable. There are not so much school to learn taking photo but first of all practicing and correcting with your partner is the best solution.

  2. Anonymous says :

    Although we are far from each other but we can communicate. this method is very important that they can share their ideas, knowledge via social networks and I think in the future we still following this process by doing like that. And Deep thanks to our guy who pended their marvelous time with us. We are please to know what they have provided. I like taking photographs because if we didn’t learn the ways to photo we do not know how are our photos look like? this is very important when shooting images think how can we could get good picture and beautiful. So if we don’t learn how to should whether we can take or not? It is really possible even thought we don’l learn we still making photo but make sure that your pictures are useful and acceptable. There are not so much school to learn taking photo but first of all practicing and correcting with your partner is the best solution.

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