The 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize nominees

Janeeke

Saint Kitts and Nevis, 14 years
Nominated by Anjolique Dance Company

Issue: Child Participation

2018 Children's Peace Prize nominee Janeeke

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Janeeke's story

Janeeke, 14, lives in St. Kitts and Nevis, in a vulnerable community notorious for its high crime rate. The church is historically considered a safe space for children and Janeeke is actively involved in it, fundraising to maintain the space, with hopes to expand it, as a safe haven where children feel loved and accepted. Janeeke is public relations officer for the youth ministry and helps at summer camps. She also has a passion for dancing, and her solo piece, Caribbean Christian, calls attention to children who suffer abuse because of their religious beliefs. One day she hopes to start a mentorship program called Goal Digger, using netball as a positive, physical outlet for children in her community.

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