Empowering the next generation

Storytellers need access to education and equipment so they can continue to learn and grow.
The Canon Young People Programme provides opportunities that allow those that need it most, young people from deprived backgrounds and communities in developing regions, to document stories on the social and environmental issues that matter to them.
Empowering young People

Young People Programme

Through our Young People Programme we’ve reached over 5750 young participants working with over 50 charity partners, including Plan International and Wild Shots Outreach, across Europe, Middle East and Africa to equip young people in schools and communities with the skills, tools and platforms they need to share their stories with the world and create new opportunities both for themselves and others in their communities.

Latest stories

  • UN Global Festival of Action

    Canon will be attending the UN Festival of Action along with participants from the Young People Programme to demonstrate the power of photography to drive and inspire change.

  • It's up to us...

    To show what is needed to make their city safer, teenagers took to Brussels with cameras to tell their stories.

  • In times of conflict

    A school in Iraq was destroyed during the Battle of Ramadi. After its rebuild, the students were taught how to tell their story through photography.

  • Taking a shot for Kruger’s future

    Rhino poaching is common at Kruger National Park, but Wild Shots Outreach is fighting for change by teaching local youngsters to tell stories with cameras.

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    We’re educating future professionals across Africa.

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  • Reducing environmental impact

    Find out how we’re reducing environmental impact

  • Watch our vision film

    We’re picturing a sustainable future


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