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country information
Capital Canberra
Population 2,260 million
Area 7,692,024km2
Official Languages English
Major industry Hospitality indutry, manufacturing, constraction industry
Under-five mortality 5/1,000
Population with access to improved water sources 100%
Average life expectancy 82 years old
Gross National Income (GNI) per capita USD 46,200
Population living on less than USD 1.25 per day unknown
Literacy rate unknown
Child labor male:8% female:5%

Source: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) / THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2013

Australia Workshop Report

The EYE SEE workshop held in Darwin, Australia encouraged youth leaders to participate in changing their own society, in May 2013, participated by 15 Aboriginal children.

According to UNICEF, there is a large gap between the indigenous community in Australia and other average Australians in terms of living standard and housing and sanitary conditions. They also face other serious problems including drug and alcohol dependence and a high unemployment rate. It is considered that isolation, socially, culturally and economically, is the background of the problem, and such trauma accumulated for generations is becoming an obstacle hindering the social participation of the indigenous people.

With a wish for the children who will lead the next generation to know that there is something they can do to change the society by participating in it, Sony supported holding the EYE SEE Australia workshop held in Darwin.

  • © UNICEF/G.Pirozzi

  • © UNICEF/Mark Galer
Children from the Aboriginal communities of Bagot, Knuckey Lagoon and Gurdorrka were first rather wary of the unfamiliar faces. However, through the five-day workshop, their extraordinary sensibility gradually starts to come out. They sometimes showed their exceptional sense of rhythm and jumping ability. When they start taking photos, they start capturing still images of the beauty of their community and the warmth of the people who live in there, with a breathtaking sense of composition that may even surprise adults. On the last day of the workshop, when they added captions to their photos, they proudly talked about their respect for nature, where they play every day, and love for their families.

(Implementation of the workshop : 2013)

Find the pictures taken by children

The Photographers (name, age)

Molly Althouse 10
Bradin Althouse 10
Tia Lee 10
Karita White 12
Laura Jenkin 12
Xavier Singh-Lippo 9
Cherona Cooper 12
Declan Singh-Lippo 13
Aggie Sing-Lippo 11
Cheyanne Dempsey 10
Derek Forshinger 13
Jude Lami Lami 10
Wayne Gaden 9
Zoe Cincaid 12
Leroy Gaden 15

All images ©UNICEF/G.Pirozzi



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