We were thrilled to support VSO’s ICS photography competition this December, in which talented youth volunteers entered their best images from their time helping alleviate poverty overseas.
The winner was Greg Wallaker who took this beautiful photo in a school where he was working in Bangladesh. Greg says: “The little girl in the picture might symbolise that, amongst the fun and joyful distraction that comes with school, there still remains that beautiful, instinctual drive to learn and move forward, throughout the youth of Bangladesh.”
Also taken in Bangladesh, this beautiful photo by Arran Williot won the Environment award. “It is a day I remember very fondly,” Arran says, “..as it reminds me of the beautiful hospitality that was shown to us whilst we were there and how openly the entire community welcomed us into their lives.”
Diana Gonzalez Botero captured these joyful children in Tanzania, who had become her friends since she first started living in their village and attended the school where she was teaching good sanitation and hygiene.
This fantastic image was taken in Nigeria by Ieva Vysiauskaite. She commented: “This is my host brother Femi and his friends working together at an Inclusive Neighbourhood Space. They were drawing the problems they felt the community faced.”
The full selection of shortlisted photos is on display in Central Hall Westminster in London until the 3rd of January 2017 and is free to view.