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Paxton Fielies is Cape Town’s You-Me Equal Rights ambassador for the World's Children's Prize 2019

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The 2017 SA Idols winner from Bishop Lavis is one of eight individuals who have been selected from various poverty-stricken, gang infested Cape townships and stand as proof that anyone can rise to success from the ashes when afforded the opportunity.


The group of young and accomplished musicians also includes Curtley Cerfontein, Tyrese Stuurman, Charlton Moses, and Quinley Lodewyk who are all products of the Jazz Yard Academy, a Bonteheuwel based NPO. Thato Nomungeka, Simthandile Sonamzi and Marlon Maqonga from Gugulethu also form part of the talented You-Me Equal Rights ambassador group. 

The World's Children's Prize (WCP) is the world’s largest annual rights and democracy education initiative for children. The WCP event will take place during the first week of May in Mariefred, Sweden, where the ceremony is traditionally hosted in the Gripsholm Castle.

Paxton and her crew of fellow ambassadors will be departing from Cape Town International Airport on Friday the 3rd of May 2019.

Each ambassador was selected for this honourable affair as a reward for their work around the WCP’s program which focuses on respecting and fostering the girl child’s equal rights.  

Paxton, Quinley, Charlton, Curtley and Tyrese have been to Sweden before, where they performed for an international audience at the WCP 2018 Ceremony and were awarded the honour of You-Me Equal Rights Ambassadorship by Queen Sylvia of Sweden.

Additionally, Curtley, Tyrese, Charlton and Quinley have courageously stepped into their roles as WCP You-Me Equal Rights Ambassadors, by addressing child prisoners on the issue of respect for the girl child. The group performed a live concert for the inmates after which they filmed an interview which will be screened to the WCP 2019 audience.


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