Divina - KidsRights
“I'm standing up for peace."
Name

Divina

Country of origin
Cameroon
Current country
Cameroon
Age
14
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Divina was a finalist of the International Children’s Peace Prize in 2016. She lives in Cameroon, where terrorist groups such as Boko Haram are active and recruit children to join their fight. With the help of KidsRights, Divina has developed a successful cartoon character for her fight against extremism and violence. Now, she wants to develop this initiative by offering workshops to members of youth clubs and to other children in the community. Another thing she has planned is to print her cartoons on t-shirts. With that she wants to make sure that many young people will spread the message of peace outside the workshops, and to reach people who can't read.

Highlights

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Environment
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