Nkosi Johnson (South Africa)
At the International Children's Peace Prize 2005, the following speakers were present:
The first Children’s Peace Prize in 2005 was dedicated posthumously to Nkosi Johnson for his work and dedication to offer a more dignified existence to South African children and their mothers with hiv and aids. The prize was presented by Nobel Peace Laureate Mikhail Gorbachev to Nkosi’s foster mother Gail Johnson and his little foster brother Thabo during the Nobel for Peace Summit in Rome.
To mark the occasion of the dedication of the first International Children’s Peace Prize in 2005 to Nkosi Johnson, KidsRights continues to support Nkosi’s Haven – the project for mothers with aids and their children, which Nkosi and his foster mother, Gail Johnson, started during his short lifetime. Nkosi’s Haven offers joined care to mothers with aids and their children, preserving the relationship between mother and child for as long as possible.