UAE Girl made everyone proud by winning the International Children’s peace award
Kehkashan Basu has received the award by Bangladesh’s Nobel peace laureate Mohammad Yunus at a glittering ceremony in The Hague.
Kehkashan Basu, the Youth Ambassador for the World Future Council, is a 15 year old environmental and social activist living in the United Arab Emirates whose sole objective is to involve and mobilize children and youth in the movement for a sustainable and green future around the world.
Born on 5th June which is also World Environment Day, she feels that it was destined that she should grow up to be an eco-warrior. Spreading the message of peace and sustainability has been her passion since she was only 8 years old and she has worked tirelessly to enlist the support of children and youth across geographical boundaries. She was the youngest participating international delegate at Rio+20 held in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil. While in Rio, she won a global award from UNCCD and she was the only child to be a part of a UN press conference there, held to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification.