7 Children Leaders Who Changed The World
As a kid, you might feel like you're too young to make a difference that can change the world. But don't forget that even in movies, there are children leaders who changed the world. For instance, Batman started when he was much younger, and even Henry Danger helped save his city.
You often watch these movies and wonder if you, too, can make a difference. You can. And it doesn't matter which part of the world you come from, what matters is that you do what you can to impact the world positively.
We have compiled 7 stories to inspire you towards causing positive change anywhere you find yourself.
At the age of 15 in 2018, Greta protested outside the Swedish parliament because of the damages done to the climate. Her protest encouraged people to join her from different parts of the world.
By December 2018, more than 20,000 people across the United Kingdom and Japan had joined Greta in her protests against climate change.
She did not shy away from standing up for what would benefit the world. And because of the courage she portrayed, people joined her cause.
1n 1955, when the separation of whites and blacks was still common, 15-year-old Claudette did something brave.
She refused to give up her bus seat so a white passenger would sit. Because it was considered a crime, Claudette was arrested. She was later released after her mother paid her bail.
Claudette became popular amongst the blacks in Montgomery, Alabama because of his she fought for her rights.
15-year-old Gitanjali Rao is the first-ever Time Kid of the Year and is famous for fighting cyberbullying.
The Oxford dictionary defines cyberbullying as "acts in cyberspace intended to make life unpleasant for another person."
So, you can call it cyberbullying if you or any of your friends have ever been threatened or called names online.
Apart from fighting cyberbullying, Gitanjali also fights so that people can have access to clean drinking water. She believes that anybody can do something to change the world, and her catchphrase is "if I can do it, anybody can do it.”
Avi Schiffman is a former ID camper and a website developer. With the onset of the pandemic in 2020, 17-year-old Avi created a COVID-19 tracking website that could also track the vaccine.
With this website, he has helped thousands of people worldwide receive vital data and information about the virus.
We all know that violence should never be an option to solve problems. This was what Emma Gonzalez set out to tell the world after she survived a school shooting at her school.
Emma Gonzalez and a couple of students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland formed a teen activists group to curb gun violence.
Emma co-founded “Never Again MSD,” a group for gun control. And in March 2018, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act was passed by Florida lawmakers.
Although she's currently 19 years, Zuriel was featured by Forbes at age 10 for advocating for education for girls in Africa. She has travelled to 19 countries where she has spoken to over 48,000 people about the importance of education. It is a great achievement, but here's why she's so famous.
Zuriel suggests that the best ways through which African girls can be educated are by learning skills through entrepreneurship and employment. And many people support her view because there are barely enough schools in some African countries where girls can attend.
Zuriel has become well-known as one of the kids that changed the world because of her contribution to African girl education.
Robby, who's also known as the Kid President is one of the kids who changed the world with his YouTube videos.
He gives pep talks and words of encouragement in his videos on why people should stay positive. And while people find his videos helpful, his life is more interesting.
Robby and his sister were adopted by Laurie and David Novak when they were 2 months and 17 months old respectively.
Do you know what's even more amazing? Robby and his sister suffer from what we call brittle bones disease.
This is a condition that causes weak and broken bones in the body. Although Robby has had 13 surgeries and over 70 broken bones, he still goes on to help change the world.
Now that you have read the stories of these 7 children leaders who changed the world, it is easy to see that you can help out too.
But one way to do that is to practice self-development by arming yourself with knowledge across leadership, art, finance, or technology.
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