Children Saving the World
April 14, 2018
Quote of the Week
"Each person must live their life as a model for others." --Rosa Parks
KidsCan: Children Saving The World
This month, Nickelodeon, in partnership with KidsRights Foundation, launched #KidsCan, an international campaign that spotlights the stories of nine International Children's Peace Prize winners and nominees from around the globe who are creating positive change in their communities. Says Bradley Archer-Haynes, a vice president, at Nickelodeon International, “Kids everywhere have the power to make a difference, regardless of age or location. We wanted to provide a platform to help amplify their stories, while pointing to resources that help young people remember they can do anything.” From Kehkashan's efforts for environmental sustainability to Fahima's work with child homelessness, these children's stories shine a beacon of guiding light for other children seeking to become the change they want to see in the world. For more on these remarkable kids, go here.
Title: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
By: Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
Ages: 14 and up
Why: When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. (Review by AMightyGirl.com)
Be the Change
Every one can make a difference, but it requires eyes that see a problem and a heart that wants to help. Talk with your child about problems they see in the world around them and brainstorm ways they can contribute. For more, take the personality quiz offered by #KidsCan to help your child figure our how they can help others.