Another Filipino achiever have gained international recognition after Cris Valdez was awarded with the much-coveted title as the International Children’s Peace Prize award.
The young Filipino who have lived off a rubbish dump and slept in an open tomb was won a prestigious children’s award in Netherlands for his work to improve the rights of his fellow street kids.
The 13-year-old Cris (Kesz) Valdez have received an enormous 100,000 euro ($130,000) prize, after he was chosen from three finalists.
The works of Cris was the “Championing Community Children” a charity which raises funds to hand our gift parcels to needy children in Cavite City.
Cris Valdez was quoted as saying during the awarding ceremony that “My message to children around the world is not to lose hope, and to remember things like hygeine.” Valdez stated.
At an early age Valdez have already developed a sense of comp(–foul word(s) removed–)ion to Filipino street children. His charity have already handed out more than 5,000 gifts to destitute children that included everyday articles for children.
The young Vadez have already helped more than 10,000 children on his area. Cris Valdez whose foundation KidsRight Foundation was chaired by Marc Dullaert. They are currently finalizing on to where the prize money will be donated.