Canon, Text Book Centre to Impart Practical Photography Skills to Children

Through an initiative dubbed Canon Academy Junior, children had an opportunity to get photography lessons through a short course and workshops aimed at encouraging and empowering them with important knowledge.

Joy Okumu- Head of Retail, Text Book Center

Canon has partnered with Text Book Centre (TBC) to offer practical and impactful skills to junior learners in Kenya through an initiative dubbed Canon Academy Junior.

The two-cycle course is intended to spark artistic interests amongst young individuals between ages 8-16 years. 

The programme began in July this year is being run in two consecutive cycles with two age groups partaking in each.

Some of the skills offered in the course are how to use a camera with ease and efficiency as well as the basics of photography skills such as light, composition and background.

“Our partnership with Canon has made photography skills easier to access for the younger generation’ said TBC’s Head of Retail, Joy Okumu. 

Canon has partnered with Text Book Centre (TBC) to offer practical and impactful skills to junior learners in Kenya through an initiative dubbed Canon Academy Junior.
Zaffar Latif- Senior Country Distribution Manager, Canon East Africa Others

“There is nothing better than starting young especially if you want to master a certain skill. We are offering photography courses and workshops that encourage kids to use their cognitive, creative and imaginative skills by indulging them in exciting yet thought-provoking exercises,” stated Amine Djouahra, Director of Sales and Marketing – Canon Central and North Africa.

Going forward, Canon Academy Juniors anticipates kids to not only pick up new hobbies but also build confidence in taking their own photographs and using the camera by themselves. As a final point, students had an exciting opportunity to showcase their art at the Canon Academy Juniors Fun-day. 

Text Book Centre Ltd. (TBC) is the biggest and most diversified bookstore in Kenya with branches across Nairobi and distribution services across the country.