SAZ MEDIA is a film and photography social enterprise based in Stockport. From July to September we supported 30 young people aged 12-17 from diverse backgrounds to learn photography skills and simultaneously improve their health and wellbeing.
We did this because there is a need within our community for young people to get creative, gain creative digital skills, increase their prospectives and to create discussion around social issues to improve their life within a safe, youth orientated environment.
We successfully created an exhibition with the images the young people had edited, we launched the gallery and had a celebration day with over 300 people attending. Due to the amazing feedback we have received from young people, parents and organisations we want to continue offering these fantastic workshops for the community.
With a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, we know we have the tools and experience to make it happen.
We want to run a series of photography workshops in November and December that improve the health and wellbeing of young people. The workshops will build up to the young people creating an indoor market for Christmas where they can gain enterprise skills.
The funds raised will be spent on
- Enabling 20 young people to participate on the workshops
- Photography equipment and accessories
- Marketing materials for the Christmas Market
- Print items to sell
We have fantastic gifts created by young people who came to our summer workshops. Please donate now to receive exciting images through the post.
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What young people had to say...
“The SAZ MEDIA photography workshops have been a great experience and I wish it wasn’t ending. It helped me to learn how to use a camera and I discovered resilience and social skills. I have met new people with similar interests, it’s been a fantastic experience and I really recommend the workshops to others”. Leah
“The workshops are amazing, interesting and enjoyable, Furthermore I have learnt new and exciting tricks and tips with my camera” Ben
“I’ve enjoyed the photography workshops because I have had creative opportunities to express my emotions and enjoy different surroundings.’ Anon
"I have enjoyed the course a lot and I feel I have learned a lot, especially the time we did nature photography. Thank you for organising it." Natalie
"Very interesting learning about photography. Made lots of new friends." Tom
"I've loved being here at SAZ MEDIA and having this opportunity. It's been great fun and everyone is so kind. Please enjoy my gallery that I've created over the past few weeks." Caitlyn
What the parents had to say...
“My daughter has been happier, more positive, had something to look forward to. Able to share her passion and develop her skills. She is taking more consideration when taking a photo. Her confidence has grown too. She has enjoyed all the trips out, and made new friends too. A very positive and wonderful experience.” Lynsey Sinclair
“She has become more expressive and focused on her surroundings, thinking what she could do to make something even better.” Anon
"Having just completed Saz Media Summer workshops my son has been inspired to put his new found skills to the test. He is now busy working on some fantastic creations to sell at a teenage market and collectabillia event in December. I cannot thank Sara enough for having the idea, creativity and the passion she and her team have shown to the young people on the summer course. Not only have I seen an improvement in my sons skills but more importantly - and what the photos in the gallery don’t show, is the increase in confidence and self belief, that doesn’t always come easy for a lot of young people. If you are lucky enough to get the opportunity for your child to attend one of these courses grab it! Thank you." Tracie