Announcement of the award winners of the 3rd “SDGs ・ AFPWAA STUDENT WORKSHOP” for junior and senior high school students



AFP World Academic Archive (AFPWAA) is a service that provides Japanese educational institutions with a database of news photos, video images, etc. distributed by AFP News Agency in France.

  AFPWAA is holding a workshop this year in support of the SDGs (17 goals and 169 targets for sustainable development) adopted at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015.

Each elementary, junior and senior high school student who participates in the workshop selects a news photo according to the SDGs goals that will be assigned to the subject, and creates a work with a Japanese title and commentary.

SDGs Point Labo@Japan (Round Table Com, Inc.) sponsored and selected the 3rd SDGs Point Labo@Japan Award and honorable mention.

3rd SDGs Point Labo@Japan Award
(Supplementary prize: UN SDGs pin badge)

“Stylish fun”

A picture taken on January 22, 2018, shows seven-year-old Palestinian refugee Asil Abu Ayada using her new prosthetic arm to apply nail polish in her home in Jordan’s Jerash Palestinian refugee camp, about 55 kilometres north of the capital Amman, which was established to host more than 11,000 Palestinians who fled the Gaza Strip during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. – Thanks to a 3D-printing prosthetics clinic at a hospital run by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the Jordanian city of Irbid, Iraqi, Syrian, and Yemeni amputees from across the region can have replacement simple upper limbs without moving parts, slashing the costs of manufacturing advanced, custom-made prosthetic limbs. (Photo by KHALIL MAZRAAWI / AFP)

[Work] Reason for choosing photo


[Kokugakuin University Kugayama High School]

Judge Tomio Yanagisawa (CEO of Round Table Com, Inc.)

It is a comment excellent to imagine a smile that is not reflected from the hand in the photo. And I do my own work from there. Deep insight and imagination are inferred. If you can capture the moment that is happening in the world from this perspective, you may be able to solve various problems.

Honorable mention

Protecting small lives”

Health worker tries to immunise a child during vaccination campaign against polio at Hotoro-Kudu, Nassarawa district of Kano in northwest Nigeria, on April 22, 2017. – The World Health Organization said116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent. “The synchronised vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in Africa, is part of urgent measures to permanently stop polio on the continent,” the WHO said. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

[Work] Reason for choosing photo


[Kogakuin University Junior High School Saki Shinozaki]

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