Humans of SJWP features the stories of the finalists in the Stockholm Junior Water Prize. How they went from ordinary young adults to someone driving change in their community and in the world - a leader.
"I remember that I was in school and they cut the water in the school. We stayed with no water in school. A lot of public schools cancelled some classes for one or two days, three days, because they weren't having water in the schools. This is the thing that I would like to say to everyone really, really, really take care of these resources. We all know scientifically that we can't live without water. Some people in other countries have the experience to not have water and we listen somewhat about it, but when you experience something like that… I did not experience it as badly as people in other points of the world have suffered from it. But even just an experience like mine, after that you know that it is terrible."
“I did not even know I was selected for the national final in Buenos Aires. My teacher told me that it was Emiliano and I he picked. It was really a surprise because it's more than 30 students in my class and so that he chose me and Emiliano! To come here, to Stockholm, and see the other finalists, other young people from different cultures in a very international environment, we really like that. And to realize that we have something in common. We are here for the same thing. We have the same interest. That’s amazing. Another thing that really has impacted me a lot is that my dad passed away some years ago and his dream was to fly a plane and I just accomplished his dream. I flew on a plane. To Stockholm.” (....)