Thursday, December 17, 2015

Nickelodeon And Plan International Name 8-Year-Old Esteban From Guatemala As Global Winner Of "Together For Good" Competition!

Kids from around the globe have chosen Esteban, an extraordinary 8-year-old, as the global winner of Nickelodeon's Together For Good competition for his project, Mini Doctor!

Since the age of six, Esteban has been utilizing his bi-lingual Spanish and English language skills to help foreign doctors communicate with kids and families in his home country of Guatemala.

"It means so much to be honored by Nickelodeon and Plan, I hope I can inspire other kids to get out and help in their communities," said Esteban. "I really want to make a difference in the world. I can't do everything, but I do everything I can."

Esteban on the Orange Carpet at the 2015 Nickelodeon Halo Awards in New York

In November, Esteban was awarded an all-expense paid trip to New York, NY to attend the 2015 Nickelodeon HALO Awards as a VIP guest. You can take a peek at some of the highlights from his trip by clicking here.

With the help of adult professionals, Esteban focuses on using his translation skills to build trust between the medical staff and local kids and their parents, reading doctor's instructions, delivering prescriptions or assisting in eye exams. Additionally, he serves as a role model and educates kids in marginal communities in Guatemala about the importance of a healthy diet, active lifestyle and good personal hygiene.

Spanning June to November, Nickelodeon's Together For Good pro-social campaign, in partnership with child rights organisation Plan International, set out to find kids from around the world aged 6-to-17-years who are making an impact in their communities, and recognize and reward them. The campaign drew kids from more than 135 countries, and nearly 1,000 submissions telling Nickelodeon and Plan International how they're making a difference.

As well as a global winner, kids from around the world also voted for 16 local winners who are making a big difference in their communities. You can find a full list of local Together For Good 2015 winners here on NickALive!. To view Esteban's story and many more, visit

A huge congratulations to Esteban and all the winners and a big well done to everyone who participated! When it comes to making the world a better place, EVERYONE wins! #TogetherForGood

Original source: Nickelodeon Asia Press Release via Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia's official Pressroom.
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