After their parents’ death, Tempe and her sister were entrusted to the care of SOS Children’s Village. Agnes showed a strong interest in children’s rights from a very young age. She stood up against cases of bullying, injustice, violations of her rights or those of others. In her own personal affectionate and amiable way, Agnes has gained the affection of her community throughout the promotion and defense of children’s rights. Among other things, she has been elected chairperson of the Executive Council of Children. She also actively participated in the General Debate Day on Children as Human Rights Defenders, Geneva, September 28th, 2018. Moreover, she took part in the roundtable between SOS Children’s Villages International and the European Union (EU). Here, Agnes shared her experience about alternative child care and urged EU policymakers to invest more in family strengthening and quality alternative care in developing countries.
Nominated by SOS Children’s Villages BeninAll 2019 Children’s Peace Prize Nominees