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Girl wins International Children’s Peace Prize for promoting the rights of children with disabilities | UNICEF

NEW YORK, USA, 22 February 2012 – Seventeen-year-old Michaela ‘Chaeli’ Mycroft was recently awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize for her work promoting the rights of children with disabilities in South Africa.

The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child whose efforts have successfully addressed problems faced by children around the world.

In 2004, 9-year-old Chaeli did just this when – together with her sister and three friends – she founded the Chaeli Campaign, an organization that provides equipment, physical therapy and programmes for children with disabilities, and advocates on their behalf.

For more on this story, visit: UNICEF – Adolescents and youth – Girl wins International Children’s Peace Prize for promoting the rights of children with disabilities.

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