While we celebrated the International Youth Day on August 12, we went through the dozens of submissions for the “Home is Where We Live” Instagram contest 2015. And although it is clear that “home” has a different meaning to different people, one thing is shared by all: “home” represents a place of belonging.
It was a tough job to select the best, but here are the top three pictures:
By: Luciano Frontelle Home is where you have the opportunity to connect with others around a common purpose and act to improve the place where you live. #iyd2015 One of those days where you combine your powers with superheroes in order to do your part to make your city a better place to live. #iyd2015
By: Rohit Sharma According to a calculation, Megacity Mumbai has just 1.1 square metres of open space per person. Compare this to London’s 31.68 sqm per person or New York’s 26.4 sqm per person. Globally it is worse than even the most populous city of Tokyo making Mumbai not only the densest, but also the most cramped city in the world. Mumbai has 14 sq km of open spaces (gardens, parks, recreation grounds and playgrounds) for approximately 12.5 million people. Also, according to World Bank, 54% of population of the city lives in shanties, 25-30% in chawls and on footpaths, with just 10-15% living in apartment buildings, bungalows or high rises. According to a naturalist, Sunjoy Monga, “When millions of people reside in such crammed conditions, they are being denied a fundamental right no less critical than breathing.” #mumbai #india #asia #everydaymumbai #travel #indiapictures #people #_soi #ReportageSpotlight #photojournalism #IYD2015 #homeiswherewelive
By: Raleigh International International Youth Day is coming up and we want to celebrate some of the positive things young people are doing. Rubi from India: “I went back to the village we worked during our @ICS_UK programme to make sure that 14 families received a government grant for new toilet facilities. I wanted to make sure it happened because the people in the community had very little formal education and I wanted to help them realise their rights. They called me “Queen of the Village!” #IYD2015 #YouthNow #Volunteer #raleighinternational #India
Well done everyone and thank you for taking part!!!