14 year old Janeeke Queeley has been nominated by the Anjolique Dance Company for the 2018 International Children’s Peace prize.
The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. All winners have shown a remarkable commitment to combating problems millions of children face worldwide.
Janeeke has been successful in representing St. Kitts and Nevis along with 121 nominations of remarkable children worldwide.
Speaking with Janeeke, we asked her to tell us about herself.
Janeeke said it is a great feeling to have been nominated for the award and spoke of what it would mean to her to be declared the winner.
She further spoke of her motto which encourages her to keep working despite setbacks that may arise.
Referring to Janeeke as a changemaker, Director of the Anjolique Dance Company Tricia Greaux spoke of what prompted her to nominate her for the International Children’s Peace Prize.
She explained the process associated with the nomination and awarding of persons for the International Peace Prize.
The award ceremony of the International Children’s Peace Prize 2018 will take place on the International Day of the rights of the child, on Tuesday November 20th in Cape Town, South Africa. The prize will be awarded by Nobel Peace Laureate and patron of kids rights and the International Children’s Peace Prize, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.