Photo Competition 2018

Photo Competition 2018 

Members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance were invited to submit a photograph that illustrated sustainable development through the eyes of a young person.

Entries focused on at least one of the sustainable development goals, and portrayed how young people are involved in shaping development or the impact development had on young people through the work of their organisation or partners. Our favoruite photos were then displayed at our 2018 Annual Conference: "Tomorrow's World". 

Top entries from 2018: 

1.  Photo Title: Community-led development , ​Organisation: Children of Rwanda, ​Photographer: Jean-Paul​

Children of Rwanda operate through a local committee of parent-representatives elected from and by their beneficiary community. They are responsible for managing and monitoring the programmes in their villages (with support from our volunteer UK-based team) as well as recruitment of new children on to our school bursary programme. The photo shows Jean, a parent-representative, taking care of Jacqui and her brother Jean-Marie. 

2. Photo Title: Looking forward to a brighter future, Organisation: Feed the Minds, Photographer: Hannah Walters 

International development work helps to bring smiles to young people’s faces around the world. Feed the Minds feel this image really portrays the positive impact that development work has on young people’s lives. Since joining their Secure Futures project in Uganda, Josephine has been able to learn vocational skills and increase her income to improve the quality of her life. This is priceless.  ​

 3. Photo Title: Invest in a girl, and everyone wins, Organisation: Scottish Love in Action, Photographer: Phil Barnes 

 Scottish Love in Action supports VOICE4Girls, an Indian NGO that works with girls aged between 13-15. VOICE4Girls aim to empower these girls to take charge of their futures, to remain in education and to resist forced labour, violence, early marriage and childbirth, in accordance with Indian law. This photo was taken by Philip Barnes, who volunteered with SLA in 2017, and with a group from across Scotland worked with over 200 girls as part of the VOICE Programme. ​

4. Photo Title: The importance of sanitation ​​​​​​, Organisation: WaterAid, Photographer: Manisha 

Manisha (16) was one of eight girls to take part in a photography and educational project run by WaterAid in her small rural village in Sindhuli, Nepal, where the girls picked up cameras for the first time to provide a fascinating insight into what life was like for them during their period. They ran a local exhibition to open up discussions around the restrictions that were placed on them and what is required for them to manage their periods hygienically and with dignity.

5. Photo Title: Peer-led adherence support for adolescents living with HIV and Disability, ​Organisation: Africaid Zvandiri , Photographer: Tinashe Grateful Rufurwadzo ​

Moreblessing – left; Tadi – right. Tadi (not actual name) is a 16-year-old girl from a high density suburb in Harare. In the picture, Tadi receives adherence support from Moreblessing, a Community Adolescent Treatment Supporter (CATS). Moreblessing reported Tadi’s case to the HIV and Disability team who assisted her to get professional assistance from a specialist. Tadi is now back at school as her hearing has greatly improved.


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