World leaders signed the United Nations Conventions on Rights of the Child twenty five years ago. Yet in many places in the world, these rights are still not recognized. Many children have little or no access to education or adequate medical care. Globally, about 40 million children under the age of 15 suffer some form of neglect and/or abuse. There are approximately 246 MILLION child labourers worldwide, and over 100,000 child soldiers on the continent of Africa alone.
In light of these atrocities, the Global Classroom- working partnership with Oxfam- has challenged our students to use their voice to defind the rights of children everyhwere who have no voice through Make it Right. With 20,000 students strong, surely they can make a difference!
Head of Education and Youth at Oxfam GB Richard Baker declared "Oxfam believe that the voices of young people are crucial to shaping a just world without poverty. That's why the My Rights My Voice programme supports young people in eight countries to transform their own lives and communities. We are so pleased to the programme capturing the imagination and attention of students and staff within Nord Anglia Education schools and inspiring their own learning for active global citizenship."
Students will create a video and written submission detailing their project- their research, planning and an evaluation of their campaign's impact and success. Entries must be received by Friday 6th February and will be judged by a panel of experts.