On 31 March, UndiMsia! will be launching its pilot youth project in Hulu Langat. (For more information about the project, please click here.)
The project started back in December 2011. After getting the local youth mobilisers to help with the publicity, six teams signed up for the competition. We were pleasantly surprised to find that majority of the participants were women but saddened when three teams pulled out for personal reasons.
Since then, UndiMsia! ran two workshops led by Kerusi Sepi and Pang Khee Teik, who had kindly volunteered their time to mentor the participants. They were impressed by the participants’ receptiveness and ability to grasp abstract concepts of photography.
It has been a fulfilling journey working with the teams on this event. Throughout this period, we have learned many things about Hulu Langat and its people. We were stunned when we learned of the flood that hit Hulu Langat a few weeks ago. The disaster has helped us see the project in another dimension. Apart from the photos taken by the contestants, a few volunteers have also submitted photographs of the flooding and they will become part of the exhibition to create awareness on housing issues.
We hope you’ll be able to join us on 31 March. The contestants will rely on the visitors’ votes to help them win a digital camera for each winning team member. Do come and discover how the friendly and warm people of Langat live and what they see.
Here are some photos of this journey and those that will be exhibited on 31 March.