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    Never give up and always look on the bright side of life.
    Bonnie Chiu, founder of Lensational.
    What I'm doing for 2030 is
    giving a voice to women across the world.

    My name is Bonnie Chiu. Before moving to London, I grew up in Hong Kong listening to my grandmother’s stories: a Chinese girl, born in Indonesia, who had to cope with the pain of discrimination and escape from that country with her parents. So she was my inspiration when, on 8 March 2013, International Women’s Day,

    I founded “Lensational” in Hong Kong: a charity that aims to train marginalized women in the digital photography field.

    Lensational, which already involves more than 600 women from 16 developing countries, supplies cameras, teaches how to use them and sell the photos. This means that now women, whose stories are often voiceless, can tell their own experiences through the universal language of photography. And the reason all this exists is that I followed my grandmother’s example: never give up and always look on the bright side of life. In other words, “say cheese”.