Vestergaard Frandsen is a unique Europe-based international company specialising in complex emergency response and disease control products. One of the special qualities of this company and why I enjoy working so much for them is because they are guided by a unique Humanitarian Entrepreneurship business model which is “profit for a purpose”, which means they make money by adopting humanitarian responsibility as their core business. Win-win scenario and one with great ethics.
One of Vestergaard’s products is the PermaNet mosquito net which is impregnated with an insecticide making it much more effective over time in controlling malaria. These are a selection of images that I have taken for them for their new promotion campaign.
I was asked on 6th May to photograph the annual event held by the EU Ambassador in Nairobi of Europe Day. It is at the residence of the ambassador Ludowick Briet and all dignatries and ambassadors from the EU were welcomed.
The idea of Europe Day is to build a Europe which respects freedom and the identity of all of the people who live on this continent. It was during the Milan Summit of EU leaders in 1985 it was decided that 9 May should be celebrated as “Europe Day”.
The rest of the world celebrates 9 May as an annual opportunity to celebrate the EU’s achievements but here in Kenya it was decided the 6th. It is a day to reflect on these aims: peace, freedom, prosperity and working together.
I will update the names of the people in the photos as soon as I get the info!