In partnership with the Centre for Cultural Management, Ukraine, The AjA Project is launching The Znymka Project, an initiative working with orphaned and underserved youth in Western Ukraine. Research indicates that marginalized youth in this region face a significantly increased risk of becoming involved in criminal activity, prostitution and human trafficking, and have a great need for alternative intervention programs.

Participants of the Znymka Project will learn how to use the camera as a tool to reflect on past experiences and shape a new vision for their future. The Znymka Project is designed to support youth to improve communication skills, develop career and educational pathways, build leadership skills and improve behavioral and physical health. The participants’ program will culminate in a public exhibition of images and narrative, serving to educate the broader community about social issues impacting marginalized youth in Ukraine.