Lebanese student Leen Al-Romh has been selected to represent Lebanon in the upcoming International Children’s Peace Prize.
Al-Romh’s selection was announced on Wednesday by Al-Hadi Institute for Deaf, Blind, and Learning Disabilities.
The International Children’s Peace Prize, organized by KidsRights Foundation, is awarded annually to “one child who fights courageously for children’s rights.”
In a statement, Al-Hadi Institute explained that it had received a request from the Education Ministry to encourage a brave student to participate in the 2021 edition of the Prize.
“Accordingly, the energetic and hopeful fifteen-year-old student Leen Al-Romh, who is a Grade-9 student at Al-Noor School for the Blind, was selected.”
According to the statement, Al-Romh has been working on a project, titled “Empowering Individuals with Visual Impairment,” that targets special-needs students in general and visually-impaired students especially.
The project’s goal is to help these students “accept their disability and work with their families to accept and encourage them, in addition to working on developing their capabilities and talents in order to strengthen their self-confidence.”
It is one of many ways Al-Romh has fought for the rights of special-needs students, and it aroused the interest of the Education Ministry committee responsible for the event, ultimately earning the student a spot in the international contest.