The 2014 KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize has been awarded to Neha Gupta (18). The prize was presented to her by Desmond Tutu, patron of this Dutch children’s rights organisation.
Through her organisation, Neha has already helped more than 25,000 underprivileged children and she has inspired her peers all over the world to contribute to making the world a better place for children.
ABN AMRO invests in people who want to achieve more by acting as their partner for the future. ABN AMRO has been a partner of the foundation KidsRights since 2006. Together, we make the International Children’s Peace Prize happen. We know these are the children that will change the world in the future.
This year’s prize marked the tenth anniversary of the International Children’s Peace Prize. It was awarded to Neha Gupta during a ceremony in The Hague, which was attended by the Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander, alongside 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi and previous years’ winners of the Children’s Peace Prize. Caroline Princen, member of the Managing Board was present on behalf of ABN AMRO. Her speech emphasised the fact that everyone can help make the world a better place, but that it all comes down to taking responsibility. Children are the best role models there are in this respect.