A Mundzuku Ka Hina is a communication lab dedicated to the children who survive on the dump in Maputo, Mozambique, to orphans and street children. The project was created by arch. Roberto Galante, who, since 2009, has been conducting it with the support of the Association Basilicata Mozambico from Matera, Italy. The workshop teaches photography, video, graphics and digital literacy, attempting to intercept the intense and sometimes chaotic vitality that the youth express and to channel it along creative paths. In addition to providing professional training, the workshop aims at being a laboratory of ideas, creativity and humanistic confrontation; a place where different experiences, cultures and paths of life converge and each is acknowledged as having equal dignity. Our aim is to develop in our students the listening and observation skills needed to understand and interpret reality. We do this through continuous comparison, the suspension of judgment, and training based on listening, centers of perception and emotional intelligence as towing the other intelligences. The acquisition and elaboration of these qualities is manifested in the resulting images.
Through the images the students recount fragments of their own reality. Their own eyes and inner sensitivity interpret their own condition of life, their own external and inner world, their own spirituality.