9 Inspiring Kids Who are Saving the World!

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Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and Bello Eniola

Four African girls, ages 14 and 15, created a generator that works by converting urine to hydrogen. Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin and Bello Eniola submitted their invention to Maker Faire Africa, an annual African convention for inventors and creative thinkers. The girls generator uses 1 liter of urine to produce 6 hours of electricity!

Richard-Turere, boy invents system to protect livestock, kids helping the planet

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Richard Turere

At age 12, Richard Turere found a way to deter lions from eating livestock by using LED lights. Richard set out on his mission to keep lions from attacking livestock and humans for a Global Talent Search submission. After two failed attempts, he successfully created a system that was run by an old car battery, a bunch of lights, and part of a motor car that makes the lights blink to keep the lions at bay. Richard’s invention is now used all across Kenya, and it awarded him a scholarship into the best college in Kenya where he now studies.

Vanis Buckholz, recycling business helps homeless, kids helping the planet

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Vanis Buckholz

10 year old entrepreneur Vanis Buckholz donates 25% of the earnings he makes from the recycling business he founded to local charity, Project Hope Alliance. After learning about Earth Day three years ago, Vanis began collecting recyclables around the house and from neighbors. Shortly after, he started his company My ReCycler and earns up to $200 per truckload every few weeks. As his business grew, his parents taught him about charities and he chose to help over 28,000 homeless children in Orange County through Project Hope.

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2 Responses to “9 Inspiring Kids Who are Saving the World!”

  1. aurelia-m says:

    Just Wouaouh!! Congratulations to those teenagers

  2. kidworldcitizen.org says:

    This is awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing! We need to hear more positive stories about kids- these are truly inspirational examples.

    I have one small suggestion- instead of using the general term “African girls” in the first example, what if you wrote their countries of origin (as in the Canadian example). Africa is such an enormous and diverse continent, sometimes we lump countries together when we wouldn’t do that with Europe or North America:).

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