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Founded in 2015, the Canon Young People Programme (YPP) has worked with NGOs in over 34 different countries across EMEA, running educational storytelling workshops around sustainability for more than 6,750 young people aged 11-21.

CANON YPP Middle East


    Canon collaborated with the Saudi Royal Commission to lead students on unique journeys focused on sustainability and visual storytelling. The programs included workshops that fostered skills in ethical representation and addressing important issues.

  • Jordan – Lens on Life

    In September 2022, the Young People Programme partnered with Lens on Life for a three-day workshop in Jordan's Za'atari refugee camp. Participants used Canon cameras to visually express their community improvement ideas aligned with Sustainable Development Goals.

  • Jordan – Everyday Refugees

    Canon's Young People Programme in Jordan, led by Muhammed Muheisen in August 2022, trained Jordanian and refugee students in photography while focusing on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  • UAE - UNDP

    At Expo 2020 Dubai, Canon and the UN's AYAMI conducted a workshop, led by Laura El-Tantawy, transforming youth ideas from Lebanon and the UAE into actionable plans through storytelling.

  • UAE - Al Ihsan Charity

    In May 2021, Canon Middle East and Al Ihsan Charity ran a youth workshop on Sustainable Development Goals through photography, culminating in an exhibition attended by leading figures.

  • Youth for SDGs: Unleashing Visual Stories for Change

    Our Young People Programme enables the youth to create visual stories on issues related to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Their stories, photos, and films are showcased at exhibitions, UN events, and used to influence local policy. We educate, inspire, and encourage young people to make a difference.

    Youth for SDGs

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