Romania, 13 years
Nominated by Sharing Love
Issue: Child Participation
If your dreams don’t scare you then they are not big enough.
David, 13, lives in Romania. He believes that every child should be happy. In fact, other children’s happiness is David’s happiness. He sells his paintings to help children in Kenya, and has sold hundreds to date. Over the last four years, he has helped to build kindergartens and houses in the Chalbi desert, and bought food, televisions and DVD players for the children, as well as funding their travel. As a result of David’s actions, children have hope, clean water and a place to study. In the future, David wants to meet his friends from Kenya and make a foundation for them.