KidsRights, the organization which awards The International Children’s Peace Prize, will appear at the Woods Hole Public Library on July 3 at 4 PM.
KidsRights was established in 2003 to encourage and promote the meaningful participation of children and teenagers in their communities and in the world. They had planned to introduce the winner of this year’s Peace Prize, the sixteen year old refugee Mohamad Al Jounde, to Falmouth, before he travelled on to the United Nations to receive an award there. However, word has just been received that he has been denied a visa by the U.S. government, and is marooned in Sweden with his father.
In lieu of Mohamad’s live appearance, there will be a fifteen minute film about his work in the Bekka Valley refugee camp in Lebanon which earned him the Prize, and hopefully, a live video feed to him.
Three board members of KidsRights will come to the presentation, including one whose family summers in Woods Hole. They will explain the global goals of the organization and take questions from the audience. After the formal presentation there will be a reception. The event is free and the public is invited.
For more information, call the Woods Hole Library at 508-548-8961 or view www.woodsholepubliclibrary.org. The Library is at 581 Woods Hole Road.