Viacom’s MTV announced the first-ever “MTV EMA Generation Change Award” to elevate and empower the fearless, original young people who are changing the world. Children’s Peace Prize Winner 2017 Mohamad Al Jounde is one of five changemakers from around the globe, all under the age of 26, who are nominated for the award which will be presented during the “2018 MTV EMA” red carpet pre-show in Bilbao, Spain on November 4th.
The nominees are among a generation of young people who are tackling the world’s toughest problems through music, storytelling or digital media. Mohamad is nominated for his advocacy for child rights. He built a school in a refugee camp in Lebanon to give children access to an education, all while using the power of storytelling to shine a light on their realities in the wake of an ongoing war. Other nominees are tackling issues including the environment, ending child marriage, LGBTQ+ rights and mental health.
Viacom’s Generation Change is an audience-inspired and audience-led global initiative designed to elevate and empower young people driving change around the world. According to Viacom Consumer Insights, over 95 percent of young people globally believe it’s important to collaborate with other young people to make the world a better place, and four in five believe their age group has the potential to change the world for the better.
MTV International will elevate each nominees powerful story across the brand’s social and digital platforms in nearly 180 countries, and ask fans to support each changemaker’s cause by posting #MTVEMA combined with the nominee’s hashtags beginning today through October 30, 2018 at 11:59pm CET to help them win the “MTV EMA Generation Change Award.”
You can support Mohamad by using the hashtag #MTVEMA #GenerationRefugeeRights