Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen uses her name for Children’s Rights
Loreen has become the new patron of The World’s Children’s Prize (WCP) . This is an educational program designed specifically for children that promotes the “Rights of the Child”.
Since 2000, almost 35 million children have participated in the WCP Program which promotes their learning and understanding of the “rights of the child, democracy and global friendship”.
Many of the children participating in the program have had their rights violated and have learnt that they have rights for the first time through the WCP.
“In a Global Vote, the children decide who should receive their prestigious Award for outstanding contributions to the rights of the child. The candidates are selected by a Child Jury who are child rights experts through their own life experiences. The jury members include former child soldiers, debt slaves, homeless children and child rights advocates. The Prize Candidates become role models for millions of children and use the Award money – this year a total of 100,000 USD –to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children towards a better life.”
Other patrons of WCP include Nelson Mandela and Aung San Suu Kyi to name but a few.
To learn more about the amazing work that the organisation undertakes – you can read more at their official website here
Good to see a Eurovision Winner use their fame/name to promote a worthy cause.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : World Children’s Prize (WCP) and Eurovision Ireland