Jamshedpur 28 July 2019: Champa Kumari of Giridih, Jharkhand will be honored with Diana award in Britain.
Champa Kumari name is now listed in The Diana Award 2019
Champa resides in Jamdar village and studies in Utkramit Uchh Vidhyalya, Jamdar in Girdih district of Jharkhand.
Champa will get this award for protesting and successfully stoping two-child marriage of her community in her village despite threats from community leaders.
Champa 13, is a class 9 student and belongs to a poor family in Girdih, Jharkhand. Champa was once a child laborer, collecting mica from local mines. She was once child labor and collected mica from local mines of Giridih until she met the team of KAILASH SATYARTHI CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION. Now she is President of Jamdar Village’s Children’s Council and Vice President of the National Children’s Council and is working to end the common practice of child marriage in her village. Champa has taken the lead role in preventing two child marriages in her local community, despite threats from community leaders, whilst leading awareness campaigns across the region to prevent the practice for good. So far, her work has reached over 9,000 people and Jhamdar village has changed for the better. Champa’s act of defiance has created a ripple effect throughout her community, helping to build a more positive future for young girls across the region.
About The Diana Award
Established in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Diana Award is the most prestigious accolade a young person aged 9-25 years can receive for their social action or humanitarian work.
This is the longest-running award for young people that is given to individuals and groups through a retrospective nomination process only. The Diana Award team believes this is special. Young people do not work towards the award, rather they demonstrate their suitability through their actions, without any expectation of reward.