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AIFO XXV° CONVEGNO INTERNAZIONALE – Roma, 12-13 Ottobre 2013

Convegno Poster AIFO 2013_Page_1

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All Images © Francesca Moore

This weekend AIFO (Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau) are hosting their International Conference in Rome – and their posters feature highlights from the extensive set of images that Lorenza and I captured for them earlier this year whilst in India. We’ve just popped into the AIFO Head Office in Bologna, where the images have been very well received and are also fronting many other printed PR materials including the 2012 Annual Report, and the 2014 calender. It’s great that the images are being put to good use – the posters are soon to be seen on billboards around Italy too, so watch this space!

For further info: AIFO is a grassroot organisation with groups and regional coordinations covering the whole of Italy. At the same time, AIFO is an international non-governmental organisation active mainly in two areas – (1) fight against leprosy integrated in primary health care services; (2) Community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes open to all the different groups of persons with disabilities including persons with disabilities due to leprosy and persons with mental illness.

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All Images © Francesca Moore

A journey further south saw us reach the AIFO (Associazione Italiana Amici di Raoul Follereau) office in Bangalore and off for a week of hard slog in the rising heat photographing, and capturing video, in and around the Thirumurthy Rural Development Center. We also grabbed some shots at the Sree Ramana School For The Blind along the way.

We met some great people and captured some great shots to show the good work of AIFO among the local communities of the developing region of Malavalli. And people were so hospitable and accommodating whilst documenting ‘a day in a life of’ stories for AIFO’s annual report.

It was great fun hanging out with everyone at the development center, who taught us such amazing things in sign language! And it was a great experience to be able to stay there among the students and staff too.

Thanks to everyone back at the AIFO head office in Bologna and to Jose, Ramesh, Jain and everyone else who looked after us so well at the Rural Development Centre near Bangalore. And with special thanks to everyone that we photographed including Doddamma, Nagaraju, Nagaraju, Ningashetti, Sidderaju and Swetha who all appeared in the ‘day in a life of’ series.

AIFO is an NGO based in Italy, with international outreach in the fight against leprosy and with community-based rehabilitation (CBR) programmes for people with disabilities, including those due to leprosy and people with mental illness.

For further information see www.aifo.it