Picture – Splendour F. Joe King


Nominated by The Heritage School of Excellence, Gwarimpa, Abuja

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Splendour has witnessed the impact that terrorism has on both adults and children. At the age of 9, after experiencing a bomb attack herself, she wrote a book called “Effects of Terrorism on Children”. Over 60.000 copies of her book were adopted by the Universal Basic Education as a library resource for primary and secondary schools in Nigeria. She started advocating for children to be involved in the fight against terrorism through education. Splendour began to speak at summits and educate her peers on how children are used as weapons in terrorism. She started her own organisation called the Splendour Child Empowerment Foundation. In the future, she wishes to build schools and homes for displaced children who are victims of terrorism, as well as introduce a peace club for children across Nigeria.