The Walk With Us (WWU) Project has received new funding from the Safe Schools and Student Well-Being Branch of the Ministry of Education. This grant has been established in order to help school boards build capacity in supporting safe and accepting school climates for all students.
The WWU club (based at O’Gorman High School in Timmins, Ontario) offers a safe space for Indigenous students to share with each other and, in turn, educate others to help them better understand where they come from when they attend secondary school in Timmins. Our students are from various James Bay communities, including Peawanuck, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, Constance Lake, Moosonee, Moose Factory, and Mattagami First Nation.
These funds will cover the costs of teacher release, travel, digital photography and filmmaking kits and photo editing software. Here is a breakdown of how we will be using the funding:
Bus rental from Timmins to Constance Lake First Nation and Matachewan First Nation for 360’ image captures
Digital Photography and Filmmaker Kits (Ricoh Theta S 360’ camera, Grifiti Nootle iPad mini Tripod Mount and Stand, Ricoh TH-1 Water resistance hard case) x3
iPad Air 2, Otterbox Defender Case, Rode VideoMic Me Directional Microphone x 5
Photo Editing Software
Adobe Lightroom and Creative Cloud Photography Plan Subscription (3 years)
The Walk With Us team would like to extend a big thank you to the Ministry of Education for helping us achieve our vision!