Photo voice is a program in which participants take photos as a means of telling a story. Photo voice is used around the world to give people without a voice an opportunity to tell their story. Photo voice has been used in Nashua for several years by the Nashua Police Athletic League and its youth members. This year with the support of the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services, the program has expanded to include the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Nashua. We hope to continue expanding the program within the Greater Nashua Region in the coming years. This summer 20 youth in Nashua are participating in the program. The theme of the project is Public Health Prevention in the Community.
As part of the program, participants attended a Public Health Presentation where they were able to get more information about Public Health and how it’s part of every aspect of the community. The goals of this project are multiple; to increase the understanding of public health in the community within the participants and as a result of their art work increase the understanding of public health within the community at large, to give the participants increased opportunities for positive community interactions, and to increase positive peer relations within the participants.
The community will get an opportunity to see the final artwork at a Photo Gallery on August 26, 2016 at the City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services, 18 Mulberry Street, Nashua NH 03060 from 3pm to 5pm.