Sunday, December 7, 2008

Afro-Brazilian Mayra Avellar wins Children's Peace Prize

Archbishop Desmond Tutu awared the 2008 Children's Peace Prize 2008 to 17-year-old Mayra Avellar Neves who grew up in a Rio de Janeiro slum where drug wars raged. Gunfire often prevented children from attending school, sometimes for months at a time. Mayra organised a protest march for school childrenRead: Student protest in the slums

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