POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Portrait

First Place

Mary Gelman / Freelance
“Alyona and Sasha”

Second Place

Paul Hansen / Dagens Nyheter
“Tears of Congo”

Third Place

Tsang Kwok Chung / South China Morning Post
“Run The Runtlet”

Award of Excellence

Tariq Zaidi / Freelance
“Natan at home”

Award of Excellence

John Wessels / Freelance

Award of Excellence

Adrian Catu / Freelance

Award of Excellence

Elif Öztürk / Anadolu Agency
“Kalapo Boarding School”

Award of Excellence: Elif Öztürk / Anadolu Agency

Award of Excellence

“Kalapo Boarding School”

A Malian student holding his wooden tablet and stands in front of a wall at Kalapo Boarding school in Bamako, Mali on May 10, 2019.

Kalapo is a religious education centered boarding school in Bamako, Mali.

Mali doesn't have a proper education system because of economic conditions. So, In Kalapo Boarding School students study in bad conditions; write sections of the Quran on wooden tablets and share the limited bottles of ink. And they all sleep in makeshift dorms.

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