Nominated by Roots and Shoots/Nyarugusu  

All 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees

Charles was born in a Tanzanian refugee camp, where life is very tough, especially in regards to the right to education and health. Also, he comes from a tribe different from the tribe of the majority of people within the camp, so he also faced discrimination.  In collaboration with the child parliamentary group, Charles stood up to social leaders and civil society leaders and defended the right of education in the camp. He did the same, in front of the government office. Charles also stood up for better health care in the camp. In collaboration with the child parliamentary group he managed to provide small support to the orphanage CHILDHOOD (Kisedeti). He became a motivator and now many people, schools and village leaders, as well as other children, have joined and supported Charles’ movement in many ways.