Social activist and the founder of Humanitarian Water and Food (WAF) Youth Award.
11-year-old Ayrton Cable is a social activist and the founder of Humanitarian Water and Food (WAF) Youth Award. This Award merges with his “World Food Challenge”, which Ayrton launched on International School Meals Day and WE Day London at Wembley in front of 12,000 young people. He is also the grandson of MP Vince Cable.
At the age of 9, Ayrton produced an award-winning documentary, ‘How Was This Animal Kept’ (calling for a new law to help end the horrors of factory farming). He premiered the film in the Houses of Parliament, and partnered with four major NGOs. Ayrton’s film is regularly shown in schools nationwide.
Inspired by a TED talk on conflict minerals, Ayrton went on to campaign for a “Fair Trade Mobile Phone”, for which he won an Amnesty International Photojournalism commendation. His latest initiative, focused on food security, follows his ITV and BBC Radio report from Malawi on hunger as part of the IF Campaign. Ayrton is also a Live Unltd Award holder (for social entrepreneurship) and a Diana Award holder (for campaigning).