They say that the child is the father of man, and these kids establish this saying holds out to be true. Inspired by this notion, we have compiled a list of young teen activists and entrepreneurs whose views have impacted this world.
The issues of interest range from the environment, representation, and access for those with disabilities to immigration and civil rights. They have used their extraordinary talent to change lives for the better. So, if you are looking for some inspiration to make a difference in the world, have a look at these 40 children and their featured accomplishments –
1. Melati and Isabel Wijsen
Sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen were 10 and 12 respectively when they started a protest against plastic. Inspired Rwanda’s 2008 ban on polyethylene bags, they started to do the same in Bali. Their efforts paid off. After several beach cleanups and government petitions, Bali is officially plastic bag free. Looking at this, Indonesia also pledged to be plastic bag free by 2021.