Success Stories

The Stories Behind Our 2020 Photo Contest Entries

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

Akim Said Mchangama 3
Photo submitted by Denis Mureti. Caption: Being a photographer, the best way I can communicate is through images. There are many children struggling with poverty and I believe the best way to address this is by capturing images that show the actual situation, images that speak for themselves. Whenever I come across a child facing poverty, I capture the images of the real situation, and collect the child's details hoping that some day their situation might change through the images that I captured. I captured this image of a young boy on a hot afternoon in Kitui county, Kenya, as he took shelter under the shed where he helps his mother sell fruits by the roadside, whenever he's not in school.
 
Goodwill Ngigi 4
Photo submitted by Denis Mureti. Caption: It is through the eyes of a child you can tell their emotions, health and level of poverty. It is through an image i can convey the message as a photographer. By the look on the face of this little boy, you could tell that he didn't have much in his stomach, but he had to persevere the hot sun so that he would sell a few fruits and take with him some coins home. When i come across a child in a situation that explains their level of poverty and there's nothing much i can do on my own, i make sure i have conveyed the message to the world, hoping someday, it will touch someone's heart and we can hold hands and offer some help and change the child's situation. I captured this image in Kitui County, Kenya and collected the boy's details, hoping that someday, through the images i captured, i might need to travel back there and change his situation.
 
Goodwill Ngigi 3
Photo submitted by Enachu Frederick Edmos. The photo depicts distribution of food by New Generation for Change to Children during Covid-19 outbreak in Lira District.
 
Goodwill Ngigi 2
Photo submitted by ENAMUL KABIR. Caption: The picture is of an economically backward underdeveloped region, where the rate of education is extremely low, a major impediment to child growth. "Education" appeals to those who can lead their region forward in today's advanced society.
 
SAYDOON NISA SAYED
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: Sahabat Gorga is a non-profit community in the field of education that helps children in various regions in Indonesia to play, learn, and work happily. Play and have fun are the keys to children's education.
 
Goodwill Ngigi
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: Sahabat Gorga is a non-profit community in the field of education that helps children in various regions in Indonesia to play, learn and work happily. Playing and having fun is the key to children's education. Sahabat Gorga also collaborates with various educational communities for children in Indonesia.
 
Akim Said Mchangama
Photo submitted by Hemant Kumar Yadav.
 
Juan Leguizamo Cristancho
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: Sahabat Gorga is a non-profit community in the field of education that helps children in various regions in Indonesia to play, learn and work happily. Playing and having fun is the key to children's education. Sahabat Gorga also collaborates with various educational communities for children in Indonesia.
 
ANA CATALINA HIGUERA RUEDA 2
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: Sahabat Gorga is a non-profit community in the field of education that helps children in various regions in Indonesia to play, learn and work happily. Playing and having fun is the key to children's education. Sahabat Gorga also collaborates with various educational communities for children in Indonesia.
 
ANA CATALINA HIGUERA RUEDA 3
Photo submitted by Joseph Tsongo. Caption: As you know, armed conflicts and community violence are raging in eastern DRCongo and children are among the main victims. Having fled their villages, they therefore took refuge in these wild settlements with their families. Having no access to information or less to the new information and communication technology because living in extreme poverty, these children remained in the pay of rumors and false information during the period of the health crisis. due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This is how I took the initiative, with other young volunteers from my organization, to come and visit them and offer them the sure information about this pandemic, how to protect yourself and others by applying barrier gestures. It was also the occasion to offer them a few stems of soap and a hand-washing device to relieve them of this misery. But beyond all that, real information could save lives in a context of Coronavirus associated with conflicts and the humanitarian crisis as here in eastern DRCongo.
 
BUSIME ALYAHAMWABO DOUCE
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: Sahabat Gorga is a non-profit community in the field of education that helps children in various regions in Indonesia to play, learn and work happily. Playing and having fun is the key to children's education. Sahabat Gorga also collaborates with various educational communities for children in Indonesia.
 
Dharansri 1
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: The Sahabat Gorga Community collaborates with elementary schools throughout Indonesia to help improve children's literacy competencies through approaches to art, literature, and play. Because education should be a fun process for children.
 
Dharansri 2
Photo submitted by Md Mahmudul Hoque. This photo a group of children. Caption: As a PhD student, I am part of an action-research project "Child Labour: Action-Research-Innovation in South and South-Eastern Asia (CLARISSA)" led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS). The project includes cash plus intervention at a community in Dhaka City (Bangladesh) through which poor working children and their families receive both cash and plus support so that they can find alternatives to the worst form of child labour. In the photo, we can see a boy child had a defected foot (clubfooted). His parents bought him a pair of sandals but he could not wear one sandal on his defected feet. He has rather tied his spare sandal with a thread and been using it as a toy. Being part of the cash plus programme, we contacted an NGO "Walk for Life" that provides clinical and medical support to children suffering from clubfoot. This kind of "plus" support along with cash transfer can be very effective not only reducing child poverty but also to improve children's welfare in the community, especially during the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The project runs in three countries in South Asia - Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal..
 
Gregory Waithaka
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: The Sahabat Gorga Community collaborates with elementary schools throughout Indonesia to help improve children's literacy competencies through approaches to art, literature, and play. Because education should be a fun process for children.
 
Jorge Avella
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: The Sahabat Gorga Community collaborates with elementary schools throughout Indonesia to help improve children's literacy competencies through approaches to art, literature, and play. Because education should be a fun process for children.
 
Juan Felipe Uribe
Photo submitted by Rakesh Prasad Chaudhary. Caption: A child got paddy plant for cultivation in field from donation. After the flood his paddy field damaged, then he got paddy plant in COVID19 lock-down period.
 
Maria Camila Lizarazo Cuello
Photo submitted by Sahabat Gorga. Caption: The Sahabat Gorga Community collaborates with elementary schools throughout Indonesia to help improve children's literacy competencies through approaches to art, literature, and play. Because education should be a fun process for children.
 
Niduvani devi dasi 1
Photo submitted by Sumit Dey. Caption: The boy sells vegetables in a local market.
 
Niduvani devi dasi 2
Photo submitted by Valentin. Caption: They are our children, our brothers, our friends, our cousins... the Community development depends in major on the battle against their poverty.