Eye see

As part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of Children, a photography exhibition opened in Niamey, showcasing photos taken by Nigerien children.

By Workshop Participants
By Workshop Participants
UNICEF Niger/2019/Islamane

01 August 2019

Photos taken by children from different regions of Niger go on display in the Franco-Nigerien Cultural Centre today – the result of a photography and journalism workshop for children organised by UNICEF. At the exhibition, 20 display panels offer these children a chance to express their hopes and perspectives and share the way they see their world.

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Felicité
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UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Japan Agnes Chan reflects on her trip to Niger
UNICEF Niger/2019/Islamane

“It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfil their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all. They must commit to making sure every child, has every right.”
Félicité Tchibindat, UNICEF Representative in Niger

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Abdoul Wahid Adamou
"For me, family is very important. It must encourage us to go to school. That way, once we finish our studies and find work, we can help our family. " Abdoul Wahid Imadou, 18 years old
Mariam Tahirou
Mariam Tahirou
"Girls are happy when they are at school. They have a lot of friends and play a lot. At home, many girls have to stay at home, some are married and have children already. They do not have the same smile as children who are at school " Mariam Tahirou, 13 years old
Issaka Barké
Issaka Barké
"Nigerien children have talent. Many do martial arts or dance. Our taekwondo world champion, Alfaga, started in the neighborhoods. I'm sure we will have many more champions tomorrow in Niger " Issaka Barké, 16 years old
Yasmina Riskoua
Yasmina Riskoua
"Here in Niger, the climate begins to change. Before, the river fed many families. Now it has become more difficult, because the river begins to dry up." Yasmina Riskoua, 13 years old
Hassania Nabila Ousmane
Hassania Nabila Ousmane
"When there is no rain, there are no crops, so there is nothing to eat. But sometimes, there is too much rain and there are floods and the crops are destroyed, so there is nothing to eat too " Hassania Nabila Ousmane, 13 years old
Abdoul Nasser Abdoulkarim
Abdoul Nasser Abdoulkarim
"I dream one day of going to school like this boy. My parents cannot afford to buy notebooks, pens and money for registration fees. But even if I'm not in school, I can count” Abdoul Nasser Abdoulkarim, 11 years old
Donacié Djadjari
Donacié Djadjari
"Talibe children are sometimes beaten by their parents and forced by their communities to beg on the streets. Everyone knows that these children suffer in silence while they also have dreams. We must express more solidarity " Donacié Djadjari, 18 years old
Nana Fatchima Moussa
Nana Fatchima Moussa
"I think all children should have the same chance in life. Sometimes the parents themselves force them to work on the streets " Nana Fatchima Moussa, 16

"By seeing through the eyes of these children the world they have inherited today, we must feel the growing responsibility to respond to their demands. Because they are demanding a better future"
Félicité Tchibindat, UNICEF Representative in Niger