Isha - KidsRights
“I dream of a future where we live in harmony with nature.”
Name

Isha

Country of origin
India
Current country
India
Age
21
Theme:
Loves: Reading, dancing, playing with other kids.

Isha lives with her partners in a small Indian village. Her parents have an organization with which they fight for vulnerable and extremely poor children.

Part of this organization is being led by children and Isha has always been an active member. As a result she learned a lot about leadership, human rights, children’s rights, research, presentation and organization skills. For example, together with other children she has done research about the problems that children encounter, and made a plan of action to fight these problems.

Within the organization of her parents she became friends with many children from different backgrounds. Isha is happy with them and believes you can learn a lot from each other.

She is dreaming of a future in which everyone takes care of nature, and all people get equal opportunities. In that way, everybody can make the best of themselves.

Highlights

Health
Kicking Child Malnutriction Out of Uganda
What is the problem?  Malnutrition is a world wide problem, every year 2.6 million children die because of this. The effects of Malnutrition is most dangerous in pregnant woman and children. Ananias has seen that the woman in his area do not know how to feed themselves or their babies during or after pregnancy. It has to do with nourishment with low nutrients and high calories. This is one of the reasons too many babies are born underweight. It is important for the health of pregnant women and children that they are knowledgeable of malnutrition. That is why Ananias wants to become active. What is Ananias’ solution? Ananias wants to spread the knowledge of malnutrition in children and pregnant woman via an educational campaign. This campaign will focus especially on mothers and caregivers/nurses. He truly believes that by doing so malnutrition and underweight will decline. What is the goal?  Ananias’ goal is to see the total amount of malnutritional children sharply decline. How is Ananias going to do this?  Firstly, Ananias will ask youths (younger than 24) at his University to participate in his project. He will then participate in 6 local radio station to talk about malnutrition in children and pregnant women. After that, he wants to go together with his group of students to various neighborhoods and fugitive camps to spread the word on malnutrition. He will lead up the whole project himself and the planning and make sure that the goal is reached. 
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      
Health
Chinrasu’s activities
What is the problem?  Chinrasu has seen how more and more children in his community drink alcohol. They start at a very young age, often when they are about 12 years old. Many of them consider alcohol to be a normal part of life because they see it in their community, in movies, and in commercials. Drinking alcohol is considered manly and cool and young people are influenced by this image. All too often, this results in alcoholism, especially among the children and youth of poor neighbourhoods. Few know about the negative effects of alcohol, like diminished concentration. Alcohol use has a big impact on the development of children. Chinrasu wants to change this and has decided to take action. What is Chinrasu’s solution? Chinrasu will organize three activities at his university: Activity 1 is a small festival held in April. The theme of the festival is a happy childhood and participants are made aware of the negative effects of addictive substances like alcohol. Activity 2 uses movies and exhibitions to raise awareness. It is held in May. Activity 3 is held in June and focusses on professional organizations that offer help to addicted children. The activities aim to make the participants aware of how bad addiction is and what the effects on their health and future are. What is the goal?  Chinrasu hopes that the 25 participants will understand the risks of addiction and refrain from using drugs and alcohol. He also wants children who are already addicted to participate and accept the professional help offered in activity 3 so that they can hopefully beat their addiction. How does Chinrasu work?  Chinrasu is the leader of the project. He thinks it will be difficult to get children and youths who are already addicted to participate in the activities. Who does Chinrasu need?   Friends, to help him with the activities Students and teachers, to attend the activities Local organizations, to support him and offer professional help to addicted youths What does he need?   Feedback on his project plan from KidsRights Materials to arrange the exhibition and play the movies

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