By Prisca Sam-Duru
Swedish environmental activist, Greta Tintin Thunberg, renowned for challenging world leaders to take action towards protecting the earth, is making headlines again with her new job offer. This is coming after about two years’ hiatus.
Oh My Mag reports that Thunberg and her fellow campaigners had organized what was to become the largest climate protest in history few months before the Corona virus pandemic broke out in 2020. Due to the lockdowns and isolation of entire countries that marked the period, the young Swede’s climate movement was stalled.
The good news is that two years after, Thunberg’s status has been elevated. The climate activist has been appointed ambassador for a Swedish charitable foundation.
“The foundation in question is Min Stora Dag, which means ‘My special day’ in German and was founded in 2000. It grants wishes to seriously ill children and creates unforgettable experiences for them and their families”, Oh My Mag reports.
While disclosing how comfortable Greta feels in her new ambassadorial role, the magazine reports that “The 19-year-old Swedish climate activist has been involved with the foundation for some time but has now taken the next step and become the official ambassador for Min Stora Dag.
“Thunberg has not given up the fight against climate change and will continue to work for environmental protection. Her new job is just another task for her. In a video posted on Min Stora Dag’s website, she says she is honored to take on this role.
“To me, it means a lot because I think it is important to highlight the struggle that many children and young people with serious illnesses and diagnoses fight every day in silence… For children who have diagnoses or illnesses, it takes more than just medication to get well. You need this joy, which is vital, because you simply need to feel meaningful,” Thunberg was quoted as saying.
According to the report, “Since Thunberg herself has suffered from a rare disease since childhood and also talks openly about her Asperger’s syndrome, it means a lot to her to be able to help other children.”