Jury member Emma Mogus

Emma represents children who fight for equal rights for all children, especially children from indigenous groups.

When Emma Mogus was nine, she found out that children from Canada’s indigenous population, the First Peoples or First Nations, were being treated unjustly.

Many lived in poverty without access to good schools or books. Emma and her older sister Julia launched a campaign. They wrote letters and called politicians and the media, and made speeches on how First Nation children in Canada should have the same rights as other children. They also started collecting books, which were sent to children who didn’t have any.

Today, Emma and her sister run their own organisation, Book with no Bounds, that fights for children’s right to education and equal rights. 

Watch Emma here: