Malala Yousafzai won the 2014 World’s Children Prize on 29 October 2014 after a global vote involving millions of children. She received the prize at a ceremony in Mariestad near Stockholm.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history was nominated for the 2014 World’s Children’s Prize for her courageous and dangerous fight for girls’ right to education. She received 50000 US dollar as award.
At present, Malala has her own fund, the Malala Fund, which was created to help girls get to school.
According to statement of the organisation, Millions of children have voted to award Malala this year's World's Children's Prize for the rights of the child.
2014 World's Children's honorary awards
Indira Ranamagar and John Wood won the 2014 World's Children's honorary awards. The honorary awardees were given 25000 US dollar.
John Wood was honoured by the World’s Children’s Prize 2014 for his 15-year fight for children’s right to education. John quit his job as a manager at the Microsoft company to fulfill his dream: to fight poverty by giving children all over the world the chance to go to school.
Indira Ranamagar was honoured by the World's Children's Prize 2014 for her 20-year struggle for prisoners' children in Nepal. She grew up in extreme poverty and had to fight to be able to go to school. Even as a young girl she knew that she wanted to help other people who had hard lives.
About World Children's prize
World Children's prize was created in 2000 and is run by the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation (WCPF), based in Mariefred, Sweden. The Foundation is independent of all political and religious affiliation and is a non-profit organisation that runs with support from bodies including the Swedish Postcode Lottery and Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.
Who: Malala Yousafzai
When: on 29 October 2014