Fueling creative interests for kids and teens.

Why Canon Academy Juniors?

The Canon Academy Juniors programme believes in teaching our youth to empower them and give them confidence by fostering a new hobby and developing their creative skills. The short and fun sessions which are offered by our friendly Canon certified trainers, will truly give the young, inspired learners a wonderful experience and newfound love for photography.

Here are some of the many more reasons to join Canon Academy Juniors:

- Hands-on, interactive and fun training sessions
- Friendly and passionate Canon certified trainers
- Two classes tailored to different age groups (8-12 and 13-16)
- Canon Academy Juniors T-shirts and certificates
- Exclusive offers on Canon products
- Practical training sessions led by Canon trained specialists covering landscape, framing, visual storytelling, portraits, and more camera skills


Meet Shiru Ndegwa, a 15-year-old creator whose journey with the Canon Academy Juniors programme sparked a flame of inspiration within her. Instead of keeping her newfound knowledge to herself, Shiru boldly approached her trainer with a unique vision—to share her passion for photography with other children her own age.

Her goal- to ignite creativity and self-expression in those who may lack exposure to such opportunities.

In this video, we unravel Shiru's story, witnessing how her enthusiasm for photography transforms into a mission to empower others.

Canon Academy Juniors partners with KidZania Cairo, Egypt!

A thrilling new addition to interactive play has been introduced by Canon at KidZania Cairo, with the Canon Photography Studio. This innovative space offers children aged 8 to 14 an immersive experience to explore the captivating world of photography. With Canon's expertise, the children are taken on a journey to become a photographer. Firstly they learn about the camera, how it works and the functions before taking center stage to capture their own moments and printing out their favourite shots. Join us in sparking the passion for photography and empowering the next generation of storytellers!

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Canon Academy Juniors currently partners with the following organizations:

  • Textbook center: Nairobi, Kenya
  • FabMums: Lagos, Nigeria
  • French Institute: Casablanca, Morocco

If you would like to partner with the Canon Academy Juniors, please reach out to us!

Meet our Trainers

Our trainers are friendly and talented professionals in their fields, and they come from all over Africa. They have the necessary experience and knowledge to provide our students with the best Canon Academy Juniors experience possible.

  • Valerie Oguchi

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Mostafa Abdel-Aty

    Cairo, Egypt

  • Wahid Tajani

    Morocco, Casablanca

  • Ben Mwangi

    Kenya, Nairobi

  • Austen Udoh

    Nigeria, Lagos

  • Sid Ahmed Hameg

    Algeria, Algers

  • Tore Oraise

    Lagos, Nigeria

How can you join the Canon Academy Juniors programme?

Below you will find our Canon Academy Juniors partners.

  • Kindly, send us an email on: and we will assist you with your registration process.

  • If you have your own Canon camera, then definitely to bring it along during your sessions so our Canon trainers can help you discover the full potential of your camera. In the case where you do not have a personal Canon camera, then we will provide you with one to use during the sessions so that you have some hands-on practical training.

  • Yes, once you complete the four sessions of a cycle, you will receive a certificate.

  • Yes, it is possible, simply send us an email on: explain your situation and we will help you with your registration.

  • This is a single ongoing course that consists of four sessions. Currently, we do not offer Canon Academy Junior’s advanced level courses. However, stay posted for any updates by regularly checking our page.

  • Canon Academy Junior sessions mainly depend on hands on and practical training which is why all our sessions are usually conducted physically rather than online. However, stay posted for any changes by regularly checking our page.

  • If you have purchased other Canon accessories, then you are more than welcome to bring them along for your session, our trainers would be more than happy to help you with any questions and aid you might need with your Canon accessories.

If you have any more questions about the Canon Academy Juniors