25 Remarkable Kids Who Changed The World

Have you ever wondered what remarkable kids are out there making a difference? Too often adults discount kids as silly, immature, irresponsible, and not capable of taking on large tasks. The tragedy is that many kids believe that lie, too. Luckily, history has shown all it takes is for one child to stand up for what they believe in, and amazing things can happen. From children fighting the problem of hunger to freeing kids from slavery, so many have changed things for the better. Ready to hear about who these kids are? Here are 25 Remarkable Kids Who Changed The World.

25

Chester Greenwood

chester greenwoodSource: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/03/02/the-story-of-the-modern-day-earmuff-and-its-inventor-chester-greenwood/

Sometimes all it takes is a simple invention to radically alter the world. In Chester Greenwood’s case, it was his invention of the earmuffs at the age of 15. The idea came out of wanting to ice skate on the ponds longer than he could without getting frostbite. At first, he was mocked for wearing them, but eventually, everyone had a pair and it made his family prosper from the sales.

24

Bailee Madison

bailee madisonSource: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1933128/bio

Bailee Madison is a young actress who devotes much of her time to philanthropy through “Alex’s Lemonade Stand,” an organization helping kids make their own lemonade stands to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer treatments.

23

Thandiwe Chama

thandiwe chamaSource: https://www.thextraordinary.org/thandiwe-chama

As a young girl, Thandiwe Chama is a youth education activist in Zambia. In 2007 at the age of 16, she received the Children’s Peace Prize. She believes every child should have access to education and has gained fame for her bravery in standing up for her cause despite her young age.

22

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

emmanuelSource: http://biography.jrank.org/pages/2836/Yeboah-Emmanuel-Ofosu.html

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s story is harrowing, to say the least. As a young disabled boy living in Ghana, he was abandoned by his father and orphaned due to his mother’s death. Instead of becoming a beggar, he decided to bike ride around his country to raise awareness that disability doesn’t mean inability. He rose to fame and since then has been working to help the two million disabled people in Ghana.

21

Nkosi Johnson

nkosiSource: http://nkosishaven.org/nkosi-johnsons-history/

Nkosi Johnson was a South African child who was born with HIV. He became a statistic. Every year 70,000 children are born with HIV and very few live longer than two years. In Nkosi Johnson’s case, however, he lived to reach the age of 12. He rose to fame when he spoke at the 13th International Aids Conference in Durban in front of 10,000 people. Up unto his death, he worked to help de-stigmatize AIDS and let children with the disease go to school.



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