People changing the world with their fame

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Getting famous in the world is a dream of everyone. Nobody knows who become famous for whatever reason and at what age. It is not necessary that researches, bravery, inventions, philanthropy, brings them fame but contribution in showbiz, sports, education, empowering society, are the other major source of getting famous in the society and in the world. We often see hundreds and thousands of celebrities who use their fame to get more famous.  

Young peoples’ contribution in changing the world is a decades-old tradition. Alaud-Din Khalji in 1296, at the age of 30, becomes the Sultan of Delhi. Similarly, Albert Einstein received his first Nobel Prize at the age of 40 in 1921. It is our fortune that we live in an era, where some young people are actively contributing to bringing positive change to the world.

The list of younger celebrities include:

  1. Malala Yousafzai – Pakistan
  2. Emma Watson – France
  3. Priyanka Chopra – India
  4. Kelvin Doe – Sierra Leone
  5. Anoyara Khatun – West Bangal, India

Malala Yousafzai

As a child, Malala Yousafzai attended her father’s school—one of the few in Pakistan that educated young girls. After surviving a shot to the head by a Taliban gunman while riding to school

She made a miraculous recovery and went on to give a speech to the United Nations a year later. She and India’s Kailash Satyarthi won the Nobel Peace Prize “for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education” You can learn more about Malala’s story and her current projects on her website.

Emma Watson

Like Malala, Emma Watson has been a tireless campaigner for women’s rights. She was appointed a UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and delivered a legendary speech to the United Nations, where she declared that the perception of feminism as “man-hating had to stop”. She has since been credited as one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, AskMen and others.

Priyanka Chopra

Another actor who has gone on to use their fame for good, Priyanka Chopra is one of Bollywood’s best-paid actors and a former Miss World winner, taking the title in 2000. Pageant winners are known for talking about making the world a better place, but few go on to actually do it: Chopra has worked harder than most to improve child rights.

Priyanka has become one of India’s leading voices on topics as broad as the environment and health. She has been particularly vocal about gender equality and the pay gap. Her own foundation in order to further these causes (the Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education), to which she donates 10% of her earnings, and in 2012 donated Rs 5 million fund a new cancer ward at Nanavati Hospital.

Kelvin Doe

24 year old Kelvin Doe was born to a single mother in Sierra Leone, in the midst of the country’s civil war. Despite the difficulty that would face anybody in growing up in such a volatile environment, Kelvin is one of the most remarkable self-taught engineers in the world.

He started teaching himself engineering at a young age, rummaging through bins in order to find usable electronics. He made his own battery at 13 with acid and a tin cup and built a generator for his neighborhood in order to solve their poor electricity supply out of scrap metal.

Doe subsequently was a speaker at TEDxTeen and lectured to undergraduate engineering students at Harvard College. In May 2013, Doe signed a $100,000 solar project pact with Canadian High-Speed Service Provider Sierra WiFi.

Today, Kelvin Doe is one of the most respected young African inventors. He has had the opportunity of meeting various leaders of the world including former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo. He has also been able to speak to young people in Africa on different platforms. In 2016, Kelvin Doe became an Honorary Board member of Emergency USA, an organization with a mission to provide free medical and surgical care to the victims of war and poverty.

Kelvin Doe now owns and runs his own company K-Doe Tech, Inc, where he designs and sells consumer electronics.

Anoyara Khatun

Anoyara Khatun was born in a below-poverty-line family in Choto Asgara village, Sandeshkhali, rural North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal in 1996. She lost her father at an early age. she was twelve when taken to New Delhi where she worked as domestic help. After a few months as a domestic worker, she escaped and returned to her village and found the condition of children in it terrible.

Children were being forced into labour, and some were trafficked to the cities and over the border into Bangladesh, while others were forced into child marriage. With the intention of changing the situation around her, she came in contact with ‘Dhagagia Social Welfare Society and Save the Children, where she learnt the concept of child rights. To reach out to a larger number of people, she initiated the process of forming groups that would be self-reliant in child rights. Within a short period of time, Anoyara helped to reunite 180 trafficked children with their families, stopped nearly three dozen child marriages, rescued 85 children from child labour and got 400 children back into school.

On 8 March 2017, International Women’s Day, Anoyara Khatun was conferred India’s highest civilian award for women, the Narishakti Puruskar, for the year 2016, for her contributions to fighting child trafficking and child marriage in the state of West Bengal. Anoyara Khatun has been invited to participate in the United Nations General Assembly in 2015 and 2016 as an advocate of children’s rights.