Kevine is a 13 years old changemaker from Rwanda. She has set up a mentorship program, where she teaches other children to become mentors, who will again teach other children. We asked her some questions about her experience. Here’s what she said:
How did you find out about our Changemakers Program? I find out about it when I was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize 2019. After that, I saw that KidsRights’ Changemakers Program is in line with my vision on inspiring and activate young people all around the world, which convinced me to join this program.
What inspires you to be a changemaker? What inspire me is to promote children’s rights and engage with youth to change the future and to become good citizens, living with positive values of unity and health and by learning and working together, as a global community of changemakers.
What challenges did you encounter during your changemaking activities? Some people in my community do not believe that a child’s idea is important or useful for the betterment of the community So, at beginning of my initiative, some adults thought that children mentors’ activities were a waste of time.
What is your biggest dream? I dream to see a world filled with good citizens, united, healthy, and respectful of children’s rights.
What advice would you give to other children that want to become changemakers? I would advise them that, small things can bring good change. This is what I have learnt from my initiative. Everything is possible, if you are eager to make a good change in your society, then you are a changemaker!