Godfrey - KidsRights
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Name

Godfrey

Country of origin
Tanzania
Current country
Tanzania
Age
18
Theme:
Loves: Soccer and reading

Godfrey lives with his parents in Tanzania. His father is a businessman and his mother is a nurse. He loves to play soccer, reads lots of novels and sometimes he likes to help his mother in cleaning the garden and the street. Even at a very young age he has been picking up plastic from the street. Especially at the beach, he sees huge amounts of rubbish, such as plastic bottles and bags.

His dream is a clean environment and that everyone takes responsibility for rubbish, for example by recycling.

Highlights

Health
Sports with Leonida
What is the problem? Getting a enough exercise is important for everybody, including children. Sports also contribute to the development of children and all children have a right to play sports. Leonida thinks that every child should find a sport that suits them. What is Leonida’s solution? Leonida’s solution is a sports day with as many different sports as possible, because it’s difficult to choose what sports you like when you’ve never played them. A sports day will allow the participants to form an opinion on different sports, based on their experiences. All young participants can play in three different sports of their choosing. The options are: Ball games: hockey, soccer, handball, and basketball. Combat sport: judo, karate, taekwondo, and kickboxing. Other: track and field, sprinting, long jump, and dancing Between events, the participants will receive water, a snack and a fruit shake. What is the goal? Leonida’s goal is to introduce at least 50 child children to a sport they did not know before. She thinks it will be a challenge to gather all children and sports organizations on the same day. How does Leonida work? First, Leonida will figure out which sports clubs in Schiedam she will contact and ask to collaborate. It is important that a wide variety of sports will be available. After that, she will choose a day together with her friends from school. Then she can start making a schedule for that day. What sports classes will take place, and where? Who will teach the class? She will teach handball class herself. What does Leonida need? ·         Flyers to distribute and announce the sports day  ·         Fruit shakes and snacks for during the breaks ·         Sports equipment for the sports classes ·         A photographer to shoot the event Who does she need? ·         Her school, as location for the sports day ·         KidsRights for support ·         The local sports clubs to teach the classes      
Education
Paul’s fight for appropriate eduction
What is the problem? According to Paul education in Zambia is not how it should be, the lessons should be more child friendly. It does not entirely contribute to the children’s development, because it is not focussed on the children’s future. For example, they should be taught about leadership and how to solve problems. That way children will develop into responsible adults who little by little can create a better Africa. What is Paul’s solution? Paul would like to change the curriculum by reaching the Ministry of Education with a march of youth. When the ministry sees the amount of youth protesting for better education, they may be more likely to change it. Prior to the march he would like to create clubs of around 15 youth. Within these clubs they will discuss the education system. This way Paul will gain a better idea what the needs are. These clubs will make other youth enthusiastic about joining the march. Paul hope in excess of 300 youth will join the protest. What is his goal? Paul’s goal is to see change in the curriculum, for it to be more tailored to children’s needs. How does Paul work? Paul will make sure everything goes according to the plan. Prior to the protest he will contact the police, locale politicians and the red cross for them to support him with the march. He hopes to speak to the ministry himself, however this may be challenging. Who does Paul need? Students who would like to join his club. Other students willing to join the march. What does Paul need? Ideas of other changemakers around the world for inspiration Tips of Children’s Peace Prize winner Thandiwe, who has experience with championing education in Zambia.
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