TBT: Children Who Have Helped Shape The World
(01 Jun 2017)

Anne Frank

TBT: Children Who Have Helped Shape The World


Since it’s child protection week, we are dedicating this week’s Throwback Thursday to those special few who children who have made a difference to those around them and the sometimes even for future generations.




Adele Ann Taylor
Adele founded the Adele’s Literacy Library (ALL). In 2008 at the age of 13 years old after she checked the statistics of children who have struggles with reading in America, which inspired her to launch the own non-profit organisation. ALL now funds high school scholarships, donates books to children charities and helped with building a solar powered learning center in Kenya


Cassandra Lin
10 year old Cassandra Lin, in 2008 created the Project TGIF: Turn Grease Into Fuel, along with her friends. The aim of the project was to recycle cooking oil and turn it into bio-diesel and donate it to NGO’s that help those in need. The project got many communities involved and even created local collection points for them. Since then her home town of Rhode Island has made restaurants recycle all their cooking oil.

Cassandra Lin

Anne Frank
Probably the most famous and known child on this list. Anne Frank was just 13 years old when she documented her final days during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany. Her diary entrances were published by her father in 1947, Otto Frank. The diaries between document 1942-1944, while she was hiding out in a Nazi occupied Amsterdam. After being discovered, she was sent to a concentration camp, where she would eventually die of typhus


Nkosi Johnson
“Care for us and accept us – we are all human beings.” A quote from South Africa’s famous child Aids activist, South Africa’s very own Nkosi. Nkosi was born HIV positive, after being refused acceptance into a school, he started a campaign to educate the world about people with virus, which eventually even lead him to the UN. By the time of his death, he was the longest-surviving child born with HIV in the country. He passed away at 12 years old, and he was only supposed to live until the age of 2.

Nkosi Johnson


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