|Year||Venue||Theme of the Workshop|
|2013||Serbia||For the social inclusion of Roma children|
|2012||Tunisia||To empower marginalized youth & adolescents in Tunisia post revolution|
|2011||Japan (Tohoku)||Reconstruction from great earthquake,the light of hope in the eyes of children|
|2011||Mali||Rights – based life skills training to empower marginalized youth & adolescents in Mali|
|2009||South Africa||Dealing with climate change & investing in agriculture for food security|
|2009||Madagascar||After the cyclone: resilience and recovery|
|2007||Liberia||Children of a new society, in a nation engaged in reconstruction|
|2007||Rwanda||A country recovering from civil war and now in the process of modernizing|
|2006||Pakistan||Reconstruction from great earthquake, messages from children|
Around 10 to 20 children participate in each workshop. On the first day of the workshop, which lasts several days, the participating children receive a classroom lesson on the basics of operating a camera and shooting pictures and hold discussions to select their photographic theme.
For the following days, the children go out on a field trip to the location selected by themselves and engage in several shooting sessions. Their activities extend beyond merely taking pictures to interviewing the people they shoot.
On the last day, the children return to a classroom session, in which they write a caption for each photograph to describe what was going through their minds when taking the picture and what is the message they would like to convey and exchange ideas about each other working. Moreover, competition is held to select the best shot of the workshop class. These activities provide the children with an opportunity to engage in brisk communications as they discuss their pictures.
As described above, this workshop program is not merely intended to help children hone their photography skills. We hope that this photographic experience will motivate children to develop various skills vital for their future, the ability to observe the world around them and the sensitivity to reflect on what is on the minds of people shooting photos and their subjects, understand messages from Mother Nature and convey their own thoughts and feelings through pictures they take. That is a critical objective of this program.
After each workshop, the participating children’s photos are featured in photo exhibitions around the globe as valuable media that provide a glimpse into the circumstances of their country and convey their own messages.
Photography on this page top is from EYE SEE workshop in Mali, one of participated children was communicating with subject by showing her photograph. © UNICEF / Giacomo Pirozzi