2020 has been a difficult year, due to the appearance and pandemic spread of a novel coronavirus. Even though the turmoil caused by this coronavirus is still unresolved, Panasonic's Kid Witness News (KWN) decided to go ahead with its global event. This year was the first online event in KWN history as we welcomed the winning schools from each country.
The children in the winning KWN team from Japan participated in the event as hosts, and other countries' teams participated from their own countries via remote online broadcasts. Panasonic Center Tokyo served as the coordinating point for the distribution of the live broadcast. This was two days of "fun learning" for the children! Based on the experiences they have already had while creating their winning videos, they worked together across country boundaries to show the world their visions of a better future.
- Saturday, November 21, 2020
Primary category: Brazil, China, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam
- Sunday, November 22, 2020
Secondary category: Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam
Study the "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)" proposed by the United Nations as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. A quiz format community-building exercise served as a fun way to learn about this subject.
This was a video production workshop in which the participants made short claymation videos about the first activity. Yuichi Ito, who is a judge in the KWN Global Contest,was the instructor for this activity. The wonderful video was created that he made in collaboration with the participating children.
Discussion of the videos created by the participating schools. This brought together the videos of friends from many countries, all with different cultures, ways of thinking, and ways of expressing ideas. What did these children think and how do they feel about these productions created by children from other countries?
— Primary Category —
We are all innocent
We must all take responsibility for bullying!
The Other Kids
We shouldn't compare a child against others, because every child has unique strengths and talents.
With great spirit and perseverance, those with disabilities lead a normal and happy life too!
The Starting Line
Have compassion and charity for your fellow people, whatever their condition may be.
Waiting for you
Hang in there, Wuhan! The spirit of China, the gratitude of the community, and a firsthand look at the situation in Wuhan.
— Secondary Category —
MARK ROSO, The Island Boy
Find pride and fulfillment in your life, however that life may be.
Societies ensure children have a place to play!
A world where simple is not simple
We are willing to take on the challenges that we face and overcome them.