To be able to visit our sponsored child Timothy had been a dream since we began sponsoring him, but now we were realising that dream.
Eleven-year old Omar is from western Mosul. He remembers the day ISIL arrived at his school and started teaching them about bombs, guns and killing people. Three years later, he’s been living with his family in eastern Mosul in a rented apartment. Their house in western Mosul was destroyed and Omar and his siblings were severely injured in an explosion. Omar lost his leg and his brother Ahmed has brain damage from a piece of shrapnel that lodged in his skull.
We are Swenimi and Shamindu, two young leaders from Sri Lanka who came to Sweden to participate in the Solutions Summit. We were there representing children from around the world and bringing their views to this important meeting, so people from government and United Nations can listen to us.