Elina Antoniou from Cyprus
Title: kindergarten teacher/ play worker
Message: When I was a kid, I was always saying that when I will grow up I will never treat children in the same way that adults treat us. When I first entered in a class though as a kindergarten teacher, I caught my self doing things that I promised to myself I will never do towards a kid. Preschool classes in Cyprus (ages 3 - 5)have by law, 25 children with only one adult! This as a result creates an educational system where even the basic rights of children are violated. Authorities argue that there is not enough money for this to change and therefore they remain apathetic...Our children though and therefore our society worth much more than this. And since we are the societies, we can bring the change we want.