Our Champion for Peace

Yasmeen Koloc

“My sister and I are really happy and proud to have been nominated for the Junior Champion for Peace Club. Coming from a very mixed cultural background – our mother is half Sudanese, half Seychellois, our dad is Czech with a Vanuatu family – we have suffered abusive comments and discrimination from a very young age, not just in motorsports but also in tennis that we played before. So eventually we had enough and decided to start speaking up for more equality, diversity and respect in motorsports, and any sports really. I also think that generally more can and should be done to improve respect and diversity in our sport. I am not just talking about the athletes, but also about the people in the background, because there are a lot of talented people there who don’t get recognized for what they do. We want to do our part to help change that.”