On 1 April 2019, 1.1 million children (1,111,370 to be exact) spoke out about the changes they want to see for their rights to be respected and the Global Goals to be achieved where they live, in their country and in our world.
On 1 April in Zimbabwe, WCP Child Rights Ambassadors Kim and Hassan, both 13 years old, organized the Round the Globe Run in their village and school, Hurungwe Primary School in Murehwa, together with their all friends. Here, Hassan says: “Good morning to you all. Today we welcome you to the Round the Globe Run for a Better World, where we join children from around the world. Today we will be talking about the Global Goals.” Later, Kim said that it felt nice to know that they in Murewa were joining many children in many countries. "We were all showing our support at the same time for the Global Goals. We must all get involved in changing our countries and we must change a lot, both in Zimbabwe and around the world.”Before 1 April 2019 was over, children around the world covered more than 3.3 million kilometers together as part of the Round the Globe Run for a Better World. That’s the same as 84.9 circuits of the globe! Will we manage over 100 laps around the globe in 2020? > Watch videos and be inspired!
Children in the city of Bunia in DR Congo march together during the Round the Globe Run for a Better World.
Two boys in Zimbabwe stand up for girls’ rights.
Children in the north of Sweden formed a human chain on skis! They had help from Olympic ski champion, Anders Södergren. Can you spot him in the line? (Tip: He is the tallest one!)
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The children in BRIC School in Chah Tamoli, Pakistan, come from families who are debt slaves at brick kilns, and they have to make bricks themselves after the end of the school day.
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Round the Globe Run in Mozambique.
“For me, the Round the Globe Run shows society that we children demand to be able to live in a peaceful world where there is no violence, and where children are not taken advantage of. We demand an end to the sexual exploitation of girls, and we are showing that we young people want to achieve something when we participate, says Aline, 13, from Mozambique. > Learn more about Aline and her friends