Kehkashan Basu, UAE-based Indian teen, wins Children's Peace Prize
The 16-year-old Dubai born teen environmental activist Kehkashan Basu awarded the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize. The prize is awarded annually "to a child who fights courageously for children's rights," KidsRights said. It also includes a 100,000 euro ($106,000) investment for projects in the winner's home country. Ms. Basu is being honoured for the work done by her child-run organisation Green Hope, based in the United Arab Emirates, which now has more than 1,000 volunteers in 10 countries around the world. The ambitious teen founded Green Hope at the age of 12 and within four years managed several successful environmental projects, including planting 5,000 trees in Colombia, France, Mexico, Nepal, Oman and the United States.