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Award for young UK Cypriot anti-bullying ambassador

Nicholas Nikiforou, a 12 year old activist will be the honoured recipient of the Children’s Rights Defenders Award in Cyprus by the CRC Policy Centre, Hope for Children.

Nik was born with a pre-cancerous large congenital melanocytic nevus that covered two-thirds of his face.

After it was removed, it left him with scarring on his face. He is considered ‘disfigured’ under the ‘Disabilities Act’.

This is a term that he disagrees with and is fighting for facial equality. As part of his campaigning, Nicholas prints his own art pieces onto thousands of cards and physically hands them out to the public to advocate for kindness, diversity and equality. He also talks in the media about facial equality and runs a YouTube channel.

In May, Nik was nominated for the ‘Positive Role Model’ award in the UK’s National Diversity Awards 2019.

Nik is a Diana Award winner and anti-bullying ambassador, as well as a British Citizen Youth Award medalist. In 2017 he was voted as one of the “24 most Influential Bristolians Under 24.”

Find him on Twitter here and on Instagram here.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/uk-cypriot-antibullying-ambassador-nominated-for-positive-role-model-award-video/

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