India, 14 years
Nominated by Youth Council for Development Alternatives
Issue: Child Participation
Every child has the right to participate in every decision that may affect his/her life. It will make childhood more interesting and enjoyable.
Subhasmita, 14, lives in India, and works hard to improve her community. Subhasmita raises awareness and leads initiatives on many important issues: play resources for children, sanitation, mosquito nets, safe drinking water, proper birth registration, school drop out rates, child marriage and child labor. She is particularly passionate about the promotion of children’s rights. Her activism has made an impact: local authorities have improved public facilities in her village and assigned land for a playground at her school. Subhasmita is president of the children’s club in her village, and an active member of her school’s children’s cabinet and its management committee. She is also a member of the Children’s Alliance and the Village Child Protection Committee. Subhasmita wants to dedicate her life to serving the underprivileged in society.