Indian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi Visits Panama

Indian children’s rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, has arrived in Panama with his wife Sumedha Satyarthi.

The activist visited the Casa Esperanza center in Boquete, a child labor free coffee farm and a hostel for local NGO’s combating child labor February 7th 2017.

Satyarthi intends to share his experience combating child labor while supporting the work carried out in the country against child labor by the Committee for the Eradication of Child Labor and Protection of the Adolescent Wokers chaired by the First Lady of Panama, Lorena Castillo de Varela.

According to the Ministry of State Communication, Satyarthi has managed to rescue more than 80 thousand children from South Asia and other areas.

"I am pleased with the visit of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and thank him for his interest in and support for Panama in its fight against child labor. Working together will enable us to ensure children rights to education and equal opportunities, "said Castillo de Varela.

The Government of Panama announced their global campaign last year, which seeks to mobilize 100 million of young people to fight for the rights of 100 million excluded children.

“This campaign, seeks to bring together 100 million young people from all over the world to channel their energy to fight for the rights of the nearly 100 million children left outside and whose basic rights such as education and adequate health care are denied," the Presidency said.

The invitation to participate in the "100 million to 100 million" initiative was made by Satyarthi to the first lady, Lorena Castillo, during the "Laureates and Leaders for Children 2016" summit summoned by the Indian Nobel Prize and activist in New Delhi.