Mwandja - KidsRights
“Change will not come over night, it takes time and thus we should work together.”
Name

Mwandja

Country of origin
Congo
Current country
Tanzania
Age
18
Theme:
Loves: Reading and soccer

Mwandja grew up in Congo, where he had to flee for the war. Since then Mwandja has been living in a refugee camp in Tanzania. He finished high school and for a long time he has been working a changemaking activities. He was a member of the child parliament, in order to raise awareness for children’s rights. They were hoping to change the behavior of people in his community, especially concerning child marriages and violence against children.

Next to that, Mwandja worked at the radio station of one of our Children’s Peace Prize winners Baruani. Read more about Baruani’s radio station here

His dream is to become a large, successful changemaker, who is fighting for children’s rights and taking action against violence against children. He is hoping for a child friendly community, without discrimination, abuse, and violence. A community in which children’s rights are being respected.

Want to find out more about Mwandja’s project. Click here to read more!

Highlights

Violence
SEARCH: against violence in Liberia
Liberian Abraham M. Keita, also known as Keita, is the International Children's Peace Prize Winner of 2015. He fights for justice for children who have been victims of (sexual) violence. Not only because violence against children is common in Liberia, but also because Keita has had to experience it up close. Read more about Keita's courageous battle To support Keita in his fight, we searched for local project partners with the same goal. This resulted in a long-term collaboration with project partner SEARCH, an organization that works against violence against children in Liberia.
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