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All set for Global Youth Peace Indaba

Zelda Mycroft says a three day conference will take place despite concerns around funding.

FILE: Nobel Peace laureates boycotted in protest against the Dalai Lama’s struggle to get a South African visa. Picture: Facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - A recipient of a social activism award from the World Summit of Noble Peace Laureates is determined not to let its cancellation affect a gathering of youth across the globe.

Cape Town will no longer host the summit after laureates boycotted in protest against the Dalai Lama's struggle to get a South African visa.

Chaeli Mycroft, who was born with cerebral palsy, founded the Chaeli Campaign and was awarded the first ever medal for social activism at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Chicago in 2012.

128 young people have registered to attend the Nobel peace summit.

Campaign CEO Zelda Mycroft says they've asked the youth delegates to stick to their plans to travel to Cape Town.

The event is being renamed the Global Youth Peace Indaba with the theme, "Leading by Example".

"As young people, Madiba would have wanted this youth summit to continue. He was very much for the people, and he did not bow down in the face of bigger, stronger, bullying voices."

She says a three day conference will take place despite concerns around funding.