These are the winners divided by group age.
Winners: Health, 13-17 years old
1st Place in the 13-17 age category
Dump site #1 - Oscar Atoli – Kenya - This is the biggest dumpsite in Kenya. Since the dumpsite was established the air pollution is increasing every day because of waste disposal, but the women and street kids never mind, if the pollution is affecting others tenants leaving near the dumpsite. The dumpsite is full of women and street children. Since 10 years ago. But with the population of Kenya the dumpsite is increasing day by day and now is said to have reached 50,000 by this year, these is because of lack of employment, shelter and the availability of essential services shrinking, the future for these women and children looks bleak.
2nd place winner in the 13-17 age category
Clean Environmement Needed for Healthy Living - Bubacarr Baldeh – Gambia - Rubbish collection should be a priority for every individual.
3rd place winner in the 13-17 age category
Feel the Oxygen - Phomolo Rangoajane - Mants'ase Children's Home – Lesotho - Green leaves remove carbon from the air and give off life sustaining oxygen.
*View this video by 3rd place winner Mutetelenu Kalama as he speaks about his photo submission
Winners: Health, 18-24 years old
1st place winner in the 18-24 age category
Change - Amine Ghrabi - Tunisia- Tunisians or the first 2011 revolutionnaries went out into the streets on the 24th september 2011 calling leaders to act in order to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere. A bicycle parade was organized and over a hundred citizens took part to the event. Although there is no clear and secure bikways that could be used, they were biking and rollering all the day around Tunis in a call for a clean energy future. Everyone of them remember very well how the Tunisian Revolution had proven that change can come quickly.
The photo shows two of them in the heart of the old city using the tramway lines of Bab El Khadhra district [The green door]. The background shows the traffic jam and the famous yellow buses that make the streets of the city so crowded.
*View this video by first place winner Amine Ghrabi regarding his photo submission.
2nd place winner in the 18-24 age category
Abandoned Homes and Active Factories - Nourine Shenawy – Egypt -
The sad thing that is not shown in this picture is that other than these two buildings, there is an entire residential compounds with schools, mousques and chuches, and hospitals, even with the intoxicating fumes and the poisonous wastes coming out of the factories. Egypt has no architectural plan, a factory can be built in the middle of the city since there is a space for it, and with the increase of the population in Alexandria in the last thrity years, flats and houses are built near the factories regardless of health hazards. My question is who has the right to stay? The factories that build, or the people that live? Should people abandon their homes? Or is home just another house one can leave to live a humane life with a clean atmosphere?
3rd place winner in the 18-24 age category
Poor Garbage Collection: A Health Hazard - Mutetelenu Kalama – Zambia -
With the rising of industries, Zambia is experiencing poor garbage collection including big cities were it can be easy to collect waste.
In turn a lot of children have been affected because they are always found playing on top of this waste, hence a lot of deaths have been reported because of poor garbage collection, and so cilmate change hast not been left out.
*Watch 3rd place winner Mutetelenu Kalama speak about her photo submission
Winners: Health, 25-35 years old
1st place winner in the 25-35 age category
Homemade Soccer Ball - Dumpster on Fire - Julius Mwelu – Kenya - A young man in Nairobi plays with a home-made soccer ball next to a burning dumpsite emitting smoke, which affects the environment.
2nd place in the 25-35 age category
Junk Market - Wilson Fernandes da Silva – Angola - It is sad to know that everything we do for survival but little or a lot that we need to live is always better for an even fight with ourselves. Many people eat the products sold in this market garbage in the neighborhood of São. Paul in Luanda. A few meters from the city administration this scenario is seen by thousands of people over the same old policies that hinder Africa deteriorate in termsof better health. If management does not have the money residents can contribute to private companies is clear that a solution but finally the policies make us wait.
3rd place winner in the 25-35 age category
The African Forum for Mobility and Development - Naigaga Kawuma Christine – Uganda - Using cycling as a mitigation measure to climate change in Uganda and especially Kampala. We are a group of Non governmental organizations to conserve the environment.