There is nothing more inspiring than to see how kids can change the world. With their creativity and imagination, they can sometimes see the world from a whole different perspective and innovate ideas that can change our planet for the better. Let’s take a look at some of these inspiring little individuals:
The amazing little Adora Svitak has been able to read since the age of 3, from there onwards her linguistic abilities were limited only by her handwriting and spelling skills that had to catch up. This child prodigy is known for her writing career and epic Ted Talks speech on how the world needs more ‘childish’ thinkers. At age seven, Adora typed out over 250,000 words in the form of short stories, poetry and observations about the world. She went on to become a wordsmith and she’s the author of ‘Flying Fingers’ a book on learning.
‘Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach”. – Ted Talks
This 14-year old film-maker is known for being a Presidential Interviewer and Girl Child education advocate. Zuriel’s first claim to fame was winning a competition for her documentary film about Africa, titled ‘The Ghana Revolution’, she has since then created numerous documentaries and became the youngest person of African descent listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Africa as well as the youngest person to be profiled in Forbes Magazine at the age of 10. Zuriel Oduwole’s journey is far from over, and she is steadily becoming one of the most influential individuals of our time.
This nine-year-old from Kitsap County, Washington is literally a builder of dreams. Haley has been building homeless shelters for the needy and has some impressive power tool skills to prove it.
Considering the homeless people of her county as her friends this girl actually goes far above and beyond to come to their rescue. Hayley has already donated 128 pounds of food to the homeless shelter from her personal garden. Her inspiration came from “I saw a poor man on the street and I wanted to help him. So I asked my mom and she said yes.” Her family receives the majority of the supplies for these shelters through donations, along with some support from their community. Hailey’s mom has said “the biggest thing people should know is that they can do this too.”
In addition to the 12 mobile shelters and 250 pounds of food she has helped grow, she has donated 1000 toiletries, 500 feminine hygiene products and 100 coats. She’s trying to raise $1,000 on her GoFundMe page and is about three-fourths of the way there. She’s also begun documenting her progress on a Facebook page Hailey’s Harvest.
The Nigerian Four
Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Aboila, Faleke Oluwatoyin and Bello Eniola created the innovative generator that is powered by urine. These Nigerian entrepreneurs developed a generator that produces six hours of power from just one litre of urine. They are surely a big source of inspiration for renewable energy developers all over the world.
Do you see these signs of entrepreneurs and innovation in your little ones? We’d love to hear about their ideas and how they think we can change the world.
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