The 2009 Children’s Peace Prize winner, Baruani Ndume, lives in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania, set up for refugees from the DRC. Baruani’s wish was for the 2009 prize money to be invested in a project which would improve the lives of children both inside and outside the refugee camp and would bring the two communities closer together.
In 2009, Baruani received the International Children’s Peace Prize, at the age of 16, from Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai. Baruani has lived in the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania since he fled the DRC at the age of 7. He tries to convert this life experience into positive action, by actively helping fellow refugee children. His radio show is one of the key ways in which he tries to help his peers.
Nobel Peace Laureate 2004, Kenia