Chaeli was born with Cerebral Palsy, which means that she has limited function in her legs and arms. At the age of nine, Chaeli decided that she wanted a motorized wheelchair to become more independent. However, there was no money available to buy her one. That is when she, together with her sister and friends, decided to start The Chaeli Campaign. They sold postcards, flower pots and more to raise money. It was such a great success that they decided to extend their activities to help other children with physical impairments and to advocate for the rights of children with disabilities in general. By doing this, Chaeli is helping more than 3000 children on a yearly basis.
The Chaeli Campaign was founded by Chaeli Mycroft, winner of the International Children's Peace Prize 2011. They have created several programmes to support children with disabilities and their families in South Africa. With this project The Chaeli Campaign will train young ambassadors between the age of 9 and 14 years old in communication, leadership and networking skills needed to make a positive change in their own communities.