Do not lose hope even if you live on the streets. Whoever you are, wherever you are, you can do something to change the world. – Kesz Valdez, 2012 International Children’s Peace Prize awardee
In recognition for his work for Filipino street children, 13-year-old Kesz Valdez was awarded the International Children’s Peace Prize today at the Hall of Knights in The Hague, The Netherlands. Former Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu handed him the award. Kesz is the first southeast Asian who won the International Children’s Peace Prize.
Where you are should not determine what you become. Well done, Kesz, well done – Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Int’l Children’s Peace Prize awardee Kesz Valdez