Payla Jangid has the ultimate inspirational story. After escaping child slavery in India, Jangid became a children’s rights advocate, and is currently the leader of her village’s Child Parliament, an organization that holds meetings to discuss “various issues like lack of separate toilets for girls in schools and the need to stop child marriage.” She advocates for the importance of education, even going “door to door” explaining to parents that children need a supportive environment to grow. When she was just 12, she met Barack and Michelle Obama when they visited India in 2015, and also met with Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 with Malala Yousafzai. Of her cause, she has said: “In our society education is not given much importance but it is my duty to explain to the older generation how schooling is very much needed. We formed [the Child Parliament] to speak about the problems faced by our peers and why we need school.”