Sadat Rahman (17) from Bangladesh is the winner of the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize 2020. He got this award for his pioneering anti-cyberbullying app, Cyber Teens. Sadat Rahman’s Cyber Teens supports 300 victims of cyberbullying.
Meanwhile, Sadat Rahman received the award from Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. KidsRights selects him from 142 applicants which come via 42 countries. The app has led to the arrest of eight perpetrators of cybercrimes so far. Sadat has also reached over 45,000 teenagers with internet safety seminars in schools and colleges.
International Children’s Peace Prize 2020 Organizer?
The International Children’s Peace Prize is given annually since 2005. However, an international children’s rights organization KidsRights organizes this award annually. For this organization select a child who has made a special effort to promote children’s rights.
Meanwhile, if talk about Sadat, he discovered the power of coming together with other young people in 2017, when Rohingya people fleeing the atrocities in Myanmar sought refuge in Bangladesh. Sadat and his friends organized a cycle rally for peace, and inspired by the experience, he set up his own organization: Narail Volunteers. The group has addressed a variety of children’s rights issues.
As per KidsRights’ blog, Sadat wants to see a world where young people feel safe online. “I live in a remote area,” says Sadat, “and I am a very ordinary boy. If I can save teenagers from cyberbullying, why can’t others? I believe that we have thousands of talented boys and girls in Bangladesh but they may not get the opportunity or courage. They will be inspired to see me and I think in the next year, the boys and girls of Bangladesh and across the world will do a lot of good for society.”