13yrs old Filipino boy ‘Kesz’ Valdez wins Children’s Peace Prize 2012

Originally posted on DLCS Management:

And I was there!
With tears in my eyes…
No, I was not emotional because I was aloud to be in De Ridderzaal, The Hall of Knights (It is very rare that the Ridderzaal is opened to the public.) , where our Queen gave her annual speech to the government just a day before, but because of all the energy and positive vibes and amazing people…

Check this clip, so you understand my emotions:

A young Filipino boy who lived off a rubbish dump and slept in an open tomb has won a prestigious children’s award in the Netherlands for his work to improve the rights of his fellow street kids. Cris “Kesz” Valdez, aged 13, was handed this year’s International Children’s Peace Prize at a glittering ceremony in The Hague on Wednesday, where he received a 100,000 euro  prize.

Valdez was chosen from three finalists…

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