By Ogova Ondego
Published April 8, 2011
Any boy or girl aged 12-18 years and with a history of standing up and fighting for his or her rights or those of other children in any part of the world could win “â‚¬100,000 to be invested in projects closely connected to the winner’s area of devotion” by the end of 2011 if nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize by April 18, 2011.
The organisers of the award, KidsRights, says the award is “is presented annually to a child for his or her devotion to children’s rights, anywhere in the world.”
Besides being a sign of recognition for the winners, KidsRights says, the award also offers the winner a platform to promote his or her ideals and causes.
“In this way, the messages that these young heroes convey can reach a broader public, thereby making a greater impact in the promotion of children’s rights. The Children’s Peace Prize is accompanied by an award of â‚¬100,000 to be invested in projects closely connected to the winner’s area of devotion,” KidsRights says.
“Nominees for the Children’s Peace Prize can come from any person, in any country, with knowledge of an exceptional child dedicated to promoting children’s rights. An independent Expert Committee assesses the applications and selects the final nominees.”
In 2011 the International Children’s Peace Prize will be celebrated around November 20, the Day of the Rights of the Child.
Calling upon adults to nominate children, KidsRights says, “We would like to invite you to inform us about the children you meet and work with and whom you feel might be a good candidate for this Prize. Any boy or girl between 12 and 18 years old who has a clear history of standing up and fighting for the rights of him/herself and other children can be nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize. It is important that the child has an active approach in accomplishing his or her goal.”
KidsRights calls out to everyone worldwide to nominate a child who would deserve the International Children’s Peace Prize. The deadline for sending in nomination forms is April 18, 2011. The nominations are to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org