The Chaeli Campaign was founded in 2004 by five girls between the ages of 6 and 12. Michaela (Chaeli) Mycroft, her sister Erin and lifelong friends, the Terry sisters started The Chaeli Campaign to raise R20 000 for Chaeli’s motorised wheelchair. They managed to do this in 7 weeks by selling cards with Erin & Chaeli’s artwork on them and Sunshine Pots (DIY miniature pot plants). From this small start The Chaeli Campaign has grown into a much bigger movement.
At the age of 17 Chaeli Mycroft was presented the International Children’s Peace Prize 2011 in Amsterdam in recognition of what the campaign has achieved. Although Chaeli is the face of the Campaign, the spirit on which the organisation is based is the teamwork that exists amongst the five founding members. The vision of the campaign is to mobilise the minds and bodies of children with disabilities and to normalise society through advocacy and education programmes and events.
To visit the Chaeli Campaign website, click here.