Chaeli fights for inclusion
Chaeli Mycroft won the International Children's Peace Prize 2011 for her help to and continuous strive for children with physical impairments to be taken seriously and valued as worthy members of society.
Chaeli was born with Cerebral Palsy, which means that she has limited function in her legs and arms. At the age of nine, Chaeli decided that she wanted a motorized wheelchair to become more independent. However, there was no money available to buy her one. That is when she, together with her sister and friends, decided to start The Chaeli Campaign. They sold postcards, flower pots and more to raise money. It was such a great success that they decided to extend their activities to help other children with physical impairments and to advocate for the rights of children with disabilities in general. By doing this, Chaeli is helping more than 3000 children on a yearly basis.