A few weeks ago, I announced the beginning of a new idea we had here at World Next Door.  It was called The Marika Project.

The idea was to give donated digital cameras to children so that they could show us their perspective on the world.  As a pilot run, we gave a camera to a feisty little six year old named Marika (hence the name of the project).  Her “assignment” was to capture Mission to Ukraine’s summer camp from her point of view.

On our upcoming trips to Haiti, India and Cambodia we will continue to give cameras to children so that we can post their work here on World Next Door.

But for now, it’s time to kick off our inaugural Marika Project Photo Gallery…


We are continuing to collect gently used digital cameras for future Marika Project locations.  If you would like to donate yours, please fill out the form below.

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About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.

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  1. Jill Kendrat said... 


    July 30th, 2010 at 8:56 am  

    Absolutely loved the photos! Brought back wonderful memories. What a great project.

  2. Dave Rod said... 


    July 30th, 2010 at 10:10 am  

    Wow! Great work Marika! My fav was her self portrait. Love the face!

  3. Leah said... 


    July 30th, 2010 at 4:37 pm  

    I loved looking at the pictures Marika and Elusha took with my camera when I got home. They were such amazing photographers. I miss them both!

  4. Jim M said... 


    July 30th, 2010 at 11:23 pm  

    Kids ‘r Cool :)

    Kids with Cameras are amazing…way to go Marika you rock.

  5. Carrie said... 


    August 6th, 2010 at 2:10 pm  

    I LOVE THIS! What a fantastic way to see the Kingdom… through the eyes of those experiencing it first hand. I can’t wait to see how this project grows around the world!

  6. Christie Sparks said... 


    August 31st, 2012 at 2:02 pm  

    Wonderful! I love this, and I so love the children of Ukraine!

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