In summer 2014 Jacobs Foundation assigned me, together with 6 other photographers, to document their activities in quality eduction in different parts of the world. The resulting pictures are part of the book “Our Promise to Youth” and an exhibition in the Johann Jacobs Museum, Zürich. Both are ment to celebrate the foundations 25th anniversary.
For this project I was send to Ivory Coasts cocoa communities. In this region Jacobs Foundation focusses on quality training for teachers, helping schools with educational material and helped building the regions first college. Furthermore it offers free farmer field schools to train them in increasing their production by using better growing technics. This step finally leads to less family based child labour, giving the children the opportunity to attend classes in the new school instead.