Nepal, 15 years
Nominated by Save the Children
Issue: Child Participation
Education, child marriages and Chhaupadi issues are the major challenges for child rights in my society. These issues could be eradicated in my society by greater movement of child right issues, society support and strong implementation of rules and regulations.
Rajendra, 15, lives in Nepal. He is passionate about children’s rights, and enjoys leading extra-curricular activities as chair of the school Child Club, president of the local Child Network and executive member at local government level. He has played a vital role in raising awareness about chhaupadi (where Hindu women are traditionally isolated outside the home during menstruation) and child marriage. He has also led and taken part in campaigns about hygiene, birth registration and school enrolment. In the future Rajendra wants to work in health, helping people with hiv/aids, and to continue campaigning to make a difference in the lives of women and children.