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Lens on Life shortlisted for Young People Programme (YPP) Partner of the Year Award at the Global Good Awards 2023

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Founded in 2015, the Global Good Awards reward businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes around the world

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 20, 2023/ — Lens on Life has been shortlisted for the YPP Partner of the Year Award at the Global Good Awards 2023 for its Young People Programme collaboration with Canon CNA (www.Canon-CNA.com) to educate, uplift, empower and upskill marginalized youth in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by providing vocational skills, computer literacy, photography education and work experience.

Founded in 2015, the Global Good Awards reward businesses, NGOs, charities and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes around the world, that are blazing the trail for purpose-driven sustainability and ethical leadership. They recognize leaders who are achieving practical, real-world impact that is both scalable and replicable – and who have inspiring stories to tell.

In 2020, inspired by Canon EMEA’s Young People Programme (https://apo-opa.info/3PjVcG0), Canon and the Global Good Awards launched the Canon Young Champion of the Year category to recognize young leaders who are driving positive change across any area of sustainability and use their examples to encourage others to take action.

In 2023, Canon and the Global Good Awards again collaborated to launch the YPP Partner of the Year Award. The award is designed to recognize the incredible contributions made by organizations to support and empower young people to achieve sustainable change on issues that matter to them.

Following a review of entries by a panel of judges including Steve Kenzie, Executive Director UN Global Compact Network UK, and Hassan Raja, former Canon Young People Programme participant and now Digital Comms Officer for the Mayor of London, Lens on Life was shortlisted as a finalist in the YPP Partner of the Year Award.

Lens on Life and Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) partnered together in 2021 & 2022 for a life-changing project to educate, uplift, empower and upskill marginalized youth in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by providing photography and computer literacy education. Canon’s partnership with Lens on Life forms part of its broader YPP mission to work with community groups and local schools in collaboration with NGOs to raise awareness about the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Under this partnership, individuals under the age of 18 are given the opportunity to select a specific SDG that resonates with their passion and creatively capture their vision for driving change within their community.

The YPP’s mission is to empower the next generation to share the social and environmental issues that matter to them whether it be Gender Equality, Good Health and Wellbeing, Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, or Climate Action. Canon chose Goma in the DRC because part of the YPP’s mission is to support and empower youth in at-risk communities and upscale them.

The winner will be showcased alongside other GGA award winners at the virtual awards ceremony on 12th July and will be included in a GGA Winners’ event on 12th October, which will bring the 2023 finalists together from all backgrounds to discuss how we make positive change.

For full details regarding the finalists and the Global Good Awards, please visit: 2023 Global Good Awards Finalists (https://apo-opa.info/3NiQSUK)

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA).

Media enquiries, please contact:
Canon Central and North Africa
Mai Youssef
e. Mai.youssef@canon-me.com

APO Group – PR Agency
Rania ElRafie
e. Rania.ElRafie@apo-opa.com

About Canon Central and North Africa:
Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (Canon-CNA.com) is a division within Canon Middle East FZ LLC (CME), a subsidiary of Canon Europe. The formation of CCNA in 2015 was a strategic step that aimed to enhance Canon’s business within the Africa region – by strengthening Canon’s in-country presence and focus. CCNA also demonstrates Canon’s commitment to operating closer to its customers and meeting their demands in the rapidly evolving African market.

Canon has been represented in the African continent for more than 15 years through distributors and partners that have successfully built a solid customer base in the region. CCNA ensures the provision of high quality, technologically advanced products that meet the requirements of Africa’s rapidly evolving marketplace. With over 100 employees, CCNA manages sales and marketing activities across 44 countries in Africa.

Canon’s corporate philosophy is Kyosei (https://apo-opa.info/3xeczh6) – ‘living and working together for the common good’. CCNA pursues sustainable business growth, focusing on reducing its own environmental impact and supporting customers to reduce theirs using Canon’s products, solutions and services. At Canon, we are pioneers, constantly redefining the world of imaging for the greater good. Through our technology and our spirit of innovation, we push the bounds of what is possible – helping us to see our world in ways we never have before. We help bring creativity to life, one image at a time. Because when we can see our world, we can transform it for the better.

For more information: www.Canon-CNA.com

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Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)

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