24 November, 2023

Northbridge students herald the future of youth on World Children's Day

Northbridge students herald the future of youth on World Children's Day-Northbridge students herald the future of youth on World Childrens Day-photo_2023-11-24_08-12-51
Northbridge students herald the future of youth on World Children's Day

By Emma Walker
Global Campus Coordinator & UNICEF Lead

On Monday 20 November something very important happens around the world - we celebrate our children, including the students here at Northbridge International School Cambodia.

In 1989, world leaders made a historic commitment to the world’s children. They adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – an international agreement on childhood. It’s become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world.

 

The Convention has 54 articles that cover all aspects of a child’s life and set out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights that all children everywhere are entitled to. It also explains how adults and governments must work together to make sure all children can enjoy all their rights.

 

But still not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood. Still, too many childhoods are cut short. 

 

It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfil their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all. They must commit to making sure every child, has every right.

 

This is how our CAS team ECER (Every Child, Every Right) came into life here at NISC. We passionately belief that every child has a right to the best future possible and we aim to support our communities to achieve this. 

 

World Children's Day is a day where all children should be celebrated and here at NISC, for this year’s World Children’s Day, (ECER) planned a variety of activities for students in both primary and secondary to engage with. 

 

Those activities included a scavenger hunt, SDG matching cards, and games from different countries. 

 

The aim of World Children’s Day this year was not only to teach students but see them enjoy participating in the games in order to celebrate their right to work, rest and play as per article 31 of the UNCRC - a child's right to work, rest, culture and arts.

 

We hope that our continued efforts here at NISC to raise awareness and celebrate ethe future of our planet will be enough to make even a small change here in Cambodia.