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Nickelodeon International and KidsRights Join Forces to Spotlight Kids Around the World Making Positive Change in Their Communities
#KidsCan Campaign Will Air Across Nickelodeon's International On-Air and Digital Platforms in 170+ Countries
Social tag: #KidsCan
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As the next iteration of Nickelodeon's international Together for Good
initiative, Nickelodeon platforms will air profiles on each #KidsCan
changemaker to educate young people about children's rights and empower
them to become changemakers themselves. New profiles will air monthly
from April through December, highlighting remarkable children such as
International Children's Peace Prize recipient
"Nickelodeon is extremely proud to partner with KidsRights as we
celebrate young people making the world a better place, one project at a
#KidsCan profiles will also be housed on the Together For Good campaign hub and regional Nickelodeon websites, and shared via social media using #KidsCan. Visitors can take a "How Can You Help Others?" personality quiz that enables kids at home to interact with each changemakers' inspiring stories. Visitors will also be directed to KidsRights' changemaking platform where children from all over the world virtually come together. They will find tips on how to make change at home, promote their actions, support others' actions and learn more about children's rights.
"These nine winners and nominees of the International Children's Peace
Prize are true changemakers. They have on countless occasions
demonstrated their ability to inspire children around the world and help
them achieve positive change in their communities," said
Featured #KidsCan changemakers address various topics in their
communities ranging from environmental sustainability to child labor
issues, homelessness and more. They span a large part of the globe, from
Colombia- Michael Steven Uribe: 2017 Peace Prize nominee focused on peace initiatives using performing arts.
India- Om Prakash: 2006 Peace Prize winner focused on child labor issues.
The Netherlands- Fahima Elmi: 2017 Peace Prize Nominee focused on child homelessness.
Philippines- Kesz Valdez: 2012 Peace Prize winner focused on child healthcare.
Poland- Tymon Radzik: 2017 Peace Prize finalist focused on child government participation.
South Africa- Chaeli Mycroft: 2011 Peace Prize winner focused on children with disabilities.
Syria- Mohamad Al Jounde: 2017 Peace Prize winner focused on children refugees and education.
United Arab Emirates- Kehkashan Basu: 2016 Peace Prize winner focused on environmental sustainability.
- Not Yet Announced 2018 Peace Prize Winner - Stay tuned using the information below to find out who wins.
To find out when each profile will air and learn more about #KidsCan, tune into your local Nickelodeon channel, follow your country's local Nickelodeon social platforms and visit www.nick.tv/together-for-good.
Together For Good, launched in 2015, is Nickelodeon's international initiative to empower kids to make positive changes in the world around them. The initiative serves as Nickelodeon's international platform to inspire its audiences to get involved in their communities, provide the resources and education to get the job done and celebrate the impact they are making every day.
Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year globally, has built a
diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does.
The company includes television programming and production in
KidsRights is an international non-governmental organization that promotes the wellbeing of very vulnerable children across the world and advocates the realization of their rights. KidsRights supports children by commanding global attention for the realization of children's rights and acting as a catalyst to ignite change, together with children and youths. They support this with research and action. In order to gain insight into the status of children's rights, KidsRights frequently conducts research. The foundation also finances local projects aimed at directly improving the rights of vulnerable children and stimulating child participation and change-making by youths.
The International Children's Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child
who fights courageously for children's rights. Every year, the message
of the new young winner has enormous impact and demonstrates to millions
of people globally that change is possible. In 2018 the prize will be
awarded for the 14th consecutive year. Previous winners include
Please visit their website to find out more about KidsRights: www.kidsrights.org.
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