Success Stories

The Stories Behind Our 2018 Photo Contest Entries

Check out last years photo contest entires and read a little bit about the stories behind the photos.

Abdoul Aziz BA 1
Photo submitted by Abdoul Aziz BA. The photo depicts donation day of shoes, mats and blankets in Louga, Senegal.
 
Abdoul Aziz BA 2
Photo submitted by Abdoul Aziz BA. The photo depicts donations of rice, oil and sugar in Louga, Senegal.
 
Angela Chicu 1
Photo submitted by Chicu Angela. The photo depicts a family with 6 children receiving books and supplies for school from the Association of Professional Women from Moldova.
 
Angela Chicu 2
Photo submitted by Chicu Angela. The photo depicts children who received books and supplies for school from the Association of Professional Women from Moldova.
 
CALEB WAFULA
Photo submitted by Caleb Wafula. The photo depicts the creation of School Safe Zones (SSZ)! Here, Church World Service (CWS) creatively expands opportunities for children to attend school safely, both by making existing schools more secure and catalyzing new school infrastructure in isolated communities where none exists.
 
Daniela Manolache
Photo submitted by Simona Mihaela Buzatu - Daniela Manolache. The photo depicts food, toys, and money preschoolers and their families brought from home to help children from poor families, those with health problems or others in need. These activities contributed to their personal development by developing skills and social competences such as solidarity, trust, citizenship and social responsibility. The children involved were aware of the issues around them, that perhaps normally they would not see, and learned to fight for a common ideal: to remove poverty and bring smile on the face of every child.
 
Dennis Ekwere
Photo submitted by Dennis Ekwere. The photo depicts a visit to the Jamarmata orphanage home. Dennis visited the home to ascertain the proper documentation of children in the home. Then donated a token gift with a greater love to the children. That visit sown hope in the minds of the children as they grow up, that society loves them equally.
 
Etienne Kasereka
Photo submitted by Etienne Kasereka. The photo depicts a camp in Kiwanja, to the northeast of the democratic Republic of Congo. Every Saturday he visits to propose a musical activity to the poor children, non schooled and traumatized after having fled of the areas of armed conflicts in this part of the country. It is a rare entertainment that has therapeutic virtues during a very difficult time.
 
Eyob Yishak 1
Photo submitted by Eyob Yishak. The photo depicts the feeding of street children in Addis Ababa. This was conducted with GNRC Ethiopia team. Where we all contributed money from our pockets and bought lunch for about 25 street children. We also had fun time with them where we played games.
 
Eyob Yishak 2
Photo submitted by Eyob Yishak. The photo depicts a street child who is trying to survive by selling these bottles. GNRC Ethiopia is visiting these children in order to find a way they may get better living conditions.
 
Isaac Makinya 1
Photo submitted by Isaac Makinya. This photo was taken during a training camp for young scouts in Machakos County. The camp was attended by boy scouts and girls scouts from different institutions. The objective of the training was to impact useful skills and educate the young people to become responsible citizens who will be useful to their local, national and international communities. It was also to build them physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and socially and thus contribute to good character.
 
Isaac Makinya 2
Photo submitted by Isaac Makinya. This photo was taken during a training camp for young scouts in Machakos County. The camp was attended by boy scouts and girls scouts from different institutions. The objective of the training was to impact useful skills and educate the young people to become responsible citizens who will be useful to their local, national and international communities. It was also to build them physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually and socially and thus contribute to good character.
 
Isabel Garcia
Photo submitted by Isabel Garcia. The photo depicts a painting class, which goes beyond drawing; with these classes Art helps children process their emotions and helps them to have a sense of control over their feelings and moods.
 
NAKAZIBWE HADIJAH 1
Photo submitted by Nakazibwe Hadijah. The photo depicts 200 children from schools around Kampala who were empowered with coding tools and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century work force and become key actors in Africa’s economic development and there after they were awarded with certificates.
 
NAKAZIBWE HADIJAH 2
Photo submitted by Nakazibwe Hadijah. The photo depicts a teacher recognizing Imrans hard work in class. The belief is that when a child is happy at home, he will be happy at school, when he is happy at school, he will learn and pass.
 
NAKAZIBWE HADIJAH 3
Photo submitted by Nakazibwe Hadijah. The photo depicts a group of school children. When children are healthy and feel loved they will achieve success and happiness.
 
NAKAZIBWE HADIJAH 4
Photo submitted by Nakazibwe Hadijah. The photo depicts children being donated with play materials and some clothes.
 
NAKAZIBWE HADIJAH 5
Photo submitted by Nakazibwe Hadijah. The photo depicts children being awarded for performing well in their mid term examinations to enable them to take education seriously and stay in school.
 
SAYDOON NISA SAYED
Photo submitted by Saydoon Nisa Sayed. Photo depicts an End Child Poverty Workshop - Celebrating 10 years of Learning to Live Together, a program which is an interfaith and intercultural programme for ethics education that contributes to nurturing ethical values in children and young people.
 
Sophie SAFI MAMBOPhoto submitted by Sophie Safi Mambo. The photo depicts Sophie with a group of children. She see's herself as a draftswoman of smiles, as Mother Theresa has said people are more in lack of love than in lack of bread. She believes poverty is a life without reasons to smile, and has dedicated her life to this end. Where Sophie is from, you see that violence and war have taken precious things from some children such as parents, family, home, etc. So she uses her time to restore their hopes and bring them the warmth that is in her heart to prove to them that they can be loved and that smile is something that life cannot take away from them.