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Photo contest and exhibition give students a voice in their own pedestrian safety education

22-03-2018

Students practice road safety concepts as part of the first photovoice workshop.

Students practice road safety concepts as part of the first photovoice workshop.

On 22 of March, 24 students from Shengdeng Middle School and Kunchi Middle School in Nanba County, China attended a training session on pedestrian safety, photography, and presentation skills, as part of the first phase of the PHOTOVOICE project. Sponsored by Chevron and implemented by our Walk Wise program, PHOTOVOICE utilizes photos and reflections from students as a way to educate them on pedestrian safety and advocate for better walking environments.

This is the first of six workshops that will be carried out as part of the photojournalism project. Following the training, students will be tasked to capture images of the walking environment around their schools and communities. Later on, they will discuss their observations in breakout sessions with their peers and teachers.

The project will culminate with a photography exhibition where student representatives from each school will present photos and ideas for solutions to the whole Nanba Community. At the exhibition, the best photo will be selected by the panel and the winning student will receive a prize.

View more photos from the training here.

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