Growing up in Nigeria, Chidera has always been impacted when he saw children like him wandering around in his community with no food. This motivated his activism. For his work he takes inspiration from activists such as Mother Teresa and Malala Yousafzai. He wishes that all children in the world can have the same privilege as him, to never have an empty stomach. He has shared his own food and drinks with less privileged children, visited an orphanage to give gifts to the children living there and he has gone to a school for deaf children to give them food and gifts for Valentine’s Day. He also advocates against the stereotype that homeless people are lazy. Because of this activism, the lives of malnourished children and child beggars in his community have been improved.
Nominated by private person: Kevin EzeokoliAll 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees