Kya is an inspiration to all who know her, and a credit to her Care family and the care system in Derby. She came into Care of Derby City Council at the age of 4. Kya embodies the Olympic ideals of Solidarity, Participation, Honour, Dedication and Spirit. She is now happily settled and is working hard at school, but she does not forget others who are in similar circumstances to herself and campaigns for better outcomes for all young people in Care. An active member of the Derby City Children in Care Council, (CiCC), Kya has represented the views of the Derby City's children and young people in Care at both Regional and National level. Despite a very active social and school life, Kya continues to campaign for improved outcomes for CiC and represents the 484 Derby City Children in Care on the National Voice and Voices in Action groups. She was also the youngest member at 12 years of age to become a qualified trainer through the 'Train the Trainer Award' scheme. Kya regularly participates in training professionals for their work with CiC. Kya would be an inspiration just for managing to juggle all her interests and activities alone. This caring, supportive and determined young woman however, deserves the honour of carrying the Olympic torch as an inspiration to all young people who face adversity in life, as she not only believes that 'Life is what you make it' but she models her beliefs to others, and for others.