"There is no one more important than children. They are the future"
Name
Mohamad
Country of origin
Syria
Current country
Sweden
Age
17
Theme
Refugee children
Mohamad Al Jounde is the winner of International Children's Peace Prize 2017. Mohamad was born in Syria on 16th of January 2001. He is committed to providing education for refugee children and established a school in a refugee camp, together with his family, in Lebanon.

I'm Mohamad. As a refugee child I couldn’t go to school,  so I do everything to ensure that other children can. I would like to share my story with you, to make you see why and how I, as a ‘changemaker’, can put the world into motion.

The initiative

Before my family and I had to flee from Syria, we met Syrians who had fled their hometowns after complete destruction. Children had to leave everything behind, so I immediately wanted to help them. My feelings didn’t change upon arriving to the Lebanese refugee camp, where I, like thousands of other refugee children, couldn’t go to school. Together with my family, I built a school in the camp. At this school, I taught English, mathematics and photography from the age of twelve.   

Together we move the world

KidsRights supports me, as a ‘changemaker’, in my fight for the education for refugee children. There are hundreds of children going to our school, who need confidence to be able to cope with their war trauma. I support them with photography and film, my two greatest passions. Together we make their stories public.  

My mission

The future is uncertain, so I don’t worry about it anymore. I concentrate on what I can do now. I don't think world leaders are going to make a difference, only children can do that. We should therefore support each other, together we can make a difference!  We hope to reach as many people as possible with the stories we go public with, so that children like you will also act as change makers. Everyone can be a changemaker, and all of your actions count, whether they're big or small.

Welcome to the KidsRights Changemakers Movement!

Do you want to make a difference in children’s rights? Everyone can be a changemaker. Watch the video to find out more. Would you like to sign up as a changemaker? Or would you like to check out the platform first?

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