Ahmed - KidsRights
“Every child should be free from abuses and have access to adequate opportunities.”
Name

Ahmed

Country of origin
Liberia
Current country
Liberia
Age
22
Theme:
Loves: Being an activist

Ahmed and his two brothers and sisters live with their grandmother in Liberia. He is studying and committed to helping orphans and children in his surroundings who are addicted to drugs.

Ahmed hopes that children continue to get the opportunity to be heard and be able to make decisions about issues that concern them.  

Highlights

Peace
Sibe's Youth Clubs for Peace
What is the problem? Sibe lives in Gokana, Nigeria. This town is home to a few groups that are constantly fighting with each other. They cause a lot of discrimination and violence in Sibe’s neighborhood. Children and adults get injured or even die. As a result, both children and adults live in fear, and are afraid to leave their houses. The groups in Sibe’s neighborhood try to recruit children so they will join the group. Therefore, the groups continue to exist, just like discrimination and violence. Sibe wants to end the discrimination and violence in his neighborhood and is taking action. What is Sibe’s solution? Sibe wants to establish clubs for young people, that collectively fight for peace and against the groups in the neighborhood. Each club has a young leader, who convinces the children to not join any of the groups. First, these leaders have to follow a training, in which they learn how to inform and motivate their peers to take action. The leaders meet weekly to discuss the progress they make. Next to that, Sibe wants to develop a program about gender equality and violence. This will teach children how to detect and understand the negative consequences of the groups’ actions. The aim is that this will lead to a decrease in the amount of children that join any of the violent groups, and an increase in the amount of children that want to fight for peace and are aware of their rights. What is the goal? Sibe’s goal is to take action for peace with as many children as possible. He wants to start with reaching and convincing 50 children below 13 years old. How does Sibe work? Sibe’s hometown is divided into 17 communities. Eventually, he wants to reach all of them, but he is going to start with one. He will lead the project himself and will look for children that can help him. He would also like to work together with local organizations that can support his goal. What does Sibe need? He needs teaching material such as informative picture (infographics) for the trainings and the program. Besides that, Sibe needs pens, paper and pencils. Who does he need? Local organizations to support his activities and getting useful information. Members for the clubs for young people. Young leaders to support him and lead the clubs for young people
Child labor
Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA)
Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) is KidsRights’ project partner in India. Since 1980 BBA has been fighting the most serious forms of child labour in India. They have been doing this in various ways, from direct rescue missions and information campaigns to changes in national legislation. Through education and poverty reduction they are striving for a future without child labour and child trafficking. BBA was founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner of 2014 Kailash Satyarthi.
Gender Equality
Sherneil's Social Media Campaign
What’s the problem?  On the Caribbean Islands, inequality between men and women in sports is increasing. The image that men are supposedly physically stronger, and have more knowledge about sports than women, is still present in Sherneil’s community. Sherneil believes that there cannot be any difference between men and women. Not in sports, not at work, and not in life. Women and men should be treated equally in all aspects. What is Sherneil’s solution? Sherneil’s project mainly exists of a social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, because she believes that via these platforms she can reach the most people. The campaign is focused on increasing awareness on the Caribbean about gender inequality in sports. Next to that, she wants to motivate her followers to push through, making sure they don’t quit. Sherneil is covering five subjects that each have a different goal. Posting facts about sportswomen & discrimination. With this she wants to motivate her followers to also take action on inequality. Quotes of women to inspire other women to chase their dreams and not give up. Women Featured Wednesdays, every Wednesday an article is uploaded on the website, featuring a sportswomen from the Caribbean. Sharing interesting articles about sportswomen, that were published by other channels. Articles about the issues that women are facing regarding sports. Next to the social media campaign she is organizing a gathering focused on inequality and faith. Various authorities will be present at the gathering, to start the conversation with Islamic women about the issues they see in the world of sports. What is the goal?  Sherneil aims to inform at least 400 people with campaign, about the inequality in sports. How does Sherneil work?  Sherneil will, as the founder of Supporting Girls In Sport, personally set up and execute the social media campaign. Who does Sherneil need?   Sherneil is getting help of her seven team members of Supporting Girls In Sports. They are helping her with writing and designing the social media posts and articles. What does she need?   For Sherneil’s campaign of course the internet and access to social media are essential. Next to that, the university where she is organizing the gatherings is very important.    
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