- Popular 17-year-old activist, Greta Thunberg, is giving out a sum of $100,000 to help children survive the pandemic period
- In a show of support, Human Act, the group who gave her the money, said they would give a like sum for the cause
- With the donations, the UNICEF will be able to make essential supplies available for poor areas with children during the outbreak
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Famous climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated the prize money of $100,000 (GHC 576k) she won so as to help children during the coronavirus pandemic.
CNN reports that a Danish organization called Human Act gave the 17-year-old activist the money for her global fight to preserve the environment. The money, according to the agency, will now be donated to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Human Act said it will again support the teenager by donating another sum of $100,000 to match the money she gave UNICEF.
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"I'm asking everyone to step up and join me in support of UNICEF's vital work to save children's lives, to protect health and continue education.
"Like the climate crisis, the coronavirus pandemic is a child-rights crisis. It will affect all children, now and in the long-term, but vulnerable groups will be impacted the most,” she said.
With the latest campaign the agency is working on, there will be more provisions of basic but essential items like soap, masks, gloves, hygiene kits and important information to better healthcare systems.
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In another interesting report, Adzigbli Nana Ama Comfort, the popular Ama Endorsed on Instagram, has narrated how she became a successful carpenter after she aspired to pursue different careers but never made it in any.
YEN.com.gh sighted a highly inspirational Q and A session that was conducted with Nana on the Facebook handle of Edward Asare.
Nana indicated that while growing up, she always wished to become a lawyer and although she could not pursue that after SHS at Aburi Presbyterian Sec. Tech, carpentry was the option left to pursue.
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