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11 Amazing Kids Who Have Changed the World

In a world as big as the one we live in today, it is easy to believe that our actions do little to make a real difference—especially when so many terrible things are happening every day. These young c

In a world as big as the one we live in today, it is easy to believe that our actions do little to make a real difference—especially when so many terrible things are happening every day. These young children would hear no such thing, moving mountains for what they believed was right—at an age when most of us are still trying to figure out how to ride a bike, or trying to decide what colour popsicle we want. While some of these stories come from children put in horrendous situations that most of us could never imagine, some of these heart-warming accounts are closer to home—children moved to help others who might not be as fortunate. From fighting for the right to basic freedom for themselves and those that might follow in their footsteps to working to better the environmental state of the planet, these children are nothing short of amazing. So the next time that you find yourself feeling small in a world that seems incredibly big, remember that these children were still pint-sized when they started on their journey to make a difference.

11 Yash Gupta

via;free2luv.org

10 Adele Ann Taylor

via;www.nj.com

9 Ryan Hreljac

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8 Alex Scott

via:www.ocfoodies.com

7 Nkosi Johnson (born Xolani Nkosi)

via:remembered.co.za

6 Om Prakash Gurjar

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5 Louis Braille

via;louis-braille-philately.blogspot.com

4 Cassandra Lin

via:www.biodieselmagazine.com

3 Anne Frank

via;www.biography.com

2 Iqbal Masih

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1 Malala Yousafzai

via:www.abc.net.au

Before she survived being shot in the head while riding a school bus in Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai was already relatively well known due to the publishing of her diaries on BBC Urdu. Her words revealed that she was passionate about the education of women, despite the Taliban’s efforts to suppress female education in northwest Pakistan (Swat Valley). Targeted for her activism, Yousafzai survived the attack, and has since been awarded the Noble Peace Prize for her advocacy for the education of women in Pakistan. She is the youngest individual to ever receive the prestigious award.

Sources:  amazingbeautifulworld.com, cnn.com, abcnews.go.com, ryanswell.ca, projetaladin.org, unep.org, bbc.com, worldschildrensprize.org, tribune.com, citizen.co.za, childrenspeaceprize.org, cnn.com

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