18-year-old Sofia Tereshchenko, 17-year-old Anastasia Feskova and 17-year-old Anastasia Demchenko received the International Children’s Peace Prize in Great Britain.
The award ceremony took place on November 17, writes The Guardian.
The girls developed applications for refugee children.
The first app for young refugees helps them understand where they are and how to get help. Ukrainian girls were inspired to create this application by a report about a lonely child crying while crossing the Ukrainian-Polish border.
|The girls developed applications for refugee children|
The teenagers developed another application for older children. It helps them to integrate in the countries where they have found refuge.
Sofiya Tereshchenko left Ukraine with her mother and moved to Ely in Great Britain. Her father and brother still remain in their native country.
The girl admits that separation from relatives “breaks her heart.”
Anastasiya Feskova, while receiving the award, noted: “As much as we would like all children to have a safe and peaceful childhood, we understand that the reality is different“.
The girl added:
“We hope to create a better future for children, no matter who they are or where they come from. We need you all to be open to interacting with children from different walks of life, children who live in a completely foreign environment through no fault of their own“.
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