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About us

The World’s Children’s Prize program is one of the the world's largest annual education programs empowering children to become changemakers who can stand up for the equal value of all people, the Rights of the Child, democracy and sustainable development.

Since the year 2000, close to 50 million children have participated in the WCP program. Our global partner organizations train children, who become Child Rights Ambassadors and changemakers for their families and in their communities. Annually, the World's Children's Prize also selects a number of Child Rights Heroes, whose work inspires both children and adults around the world.

A WCP Child Rights Ambassador in Myanmar talks to younger children about the Global Goals for Sustainable development.

Wide support

WCP is supported by more than 74,000 schools in 119 countries, by over 820 organizations as well as ministries of education and institutions. Since the start, half a million teachers have been trained to work with children's rights and democracy in schools.

Malala Yousafzai being honoured at the WCP Ceremony in Sweden.


Among those who have become WCP patrons are H.M. Queen Silvia, Malala Yousafzai, the late Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, Graça Machel, Xanana Gusmão and former Swedish Prime Ministers and Ministers for children. Since 2000, nearly 50 million children have participated in the annual WCP program.


The World's Children's Prize Foundation (WCPF) receives support from many partners, e.g. Swedish Postcode Lottery, Sida, ForumCiv, Queen Silvia's Foundation Care About the Children, Peace Parks Foundation and Survé Philanthropies.

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