British award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker Michele D’Acosta is seeking to transform the lives of 170 African polio victims who are struggling to stay alive in the former British colony of Sierra Leone. With the help of an international photography competition, D’Acosta’s goal is to bring global attention to the desperate plight of these forgottenContinue reading “EXPOSURE”

Faith, hope and love

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Make Peace

This man has polio. This is his home. This is the toilet he shares with more than 200 people. A fellow resident returns home after work. The child of a polio sufferer plays with his ‘toys’. This is how one man walks to work. The Peace Project is helping to transform the lives of thousandsContinue reading “Make Peace”

Peace and Illumination

As some of you may know I work for a small charity called The Peace Project (www.thepeaceproject.com). The focus of our charity has been on distributing crutches to thousands of amputees and polio sufferers in Sierra Leone backed up by our philosophy that the first step to sustainable peace is personal mobility. In Sierra Leone,Continue reading “Peace and Illumination”

How The Other Half Loves…

The Polio Victims Association Home in Grafton, near Freetown, Sierra Leone. June, 2011. On June 13, 2011, I visited The Polio Victims Association Home in connection with my work for The Peace Project. Polio respects no boundaries. In Sierra Leone, the bombing of all hospitals and health facilities and the evacuation of aid workers duringContinue reading “How The Other Half Loves…”