Kingsley - KidsRights
“Children can transform societies positively when given the right environment.”
Name

Kingsley

Country of origin
Ghana
Current country
Ghana
Age
17
Theme:
Loves: Reading and music

Kingsley attends a high school in Ghana and is a member of its debate team. He wants to encourage other students to join the team as well, because debating teaches important skills like presentation skills and public speaking.

Kingsley’s wants to see children who dare to speak out, especially on matters that concern themselves. Kingsley will take action to realize this! Read more about his project here

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      
Health
A Drug-free Child Environment
What is the problem? Far too many children in Ahmed’s surroundings get addicted to drugs at an early age, thereby reducing their chances of a good future. It has a huge impact on the lives of these children as they do not quite realize the consequences of their drug use. According to Ahmed, the Liberian government should play a larger part in the prevention of drug use among children. What is Ahmed’s solution? Ahmed wants to inform his community about the use of drugs with the March For The Mind campaign. Young people will gather on the streets to create attention for this subject and draw up a petition to get the government to take action. Besides that, workshops will be given to 75 to 150 children about the effects of drugs. What is the goal? Ahmed hopes that not only will the government take action, but also that children will receive more information about the effect of drugs through the workshops. His ultimate goal is for a safe environment where children get the chance to develop and face a good future, without drugs.  
Refugee children
Baruani's classes for refugee children
International Children’s Peace Prize winner Baruani was born in Congo, but grew up in a refugee camp in Tanzania. He is fighting for the rights of child refugees. Read more about Baruani here.  KidsRights is helping Baruani to set up, carry out and expand his new project. What is Baruani going to do? Baruani’s new project takes place in Capetown from August 2019 until April 2020. Twenty child refugees will take part in his project and four different themes will be dealt with. Each theme has different reasons, different activities and a different goal. In the table below, an overview is given of these reasons, activities and goals. August Theme: How to find yourself. Why? Many children find it difficult to define their personal talents and dreams. Activities: Brainstorming for ideas and making a short video. Goals: Clarity about personal talents, developing courage to share ones dreams and the making of a list of what one can achieve in the coming months. November Theme: How to tell your story. Why? It is important that a child can talk about himself and that he dares to share his experiences. In this way children can learn from each other. Activities: Group discussions and sharing your story (such as who you are, what you do and what you want). Goals: Developing self-confidence in the presentation of oneself. February Theme: Children’s rights and responsibilities. Why? Children can only stand up for their rights if they know what these are. Activities: Group discussions and information. Goals: Enhancing knowledge on children’s rights and creating active young citizens. April Theme: A better place called home. Why? Child refugees have all experienced living in different locations. What does ‘home’ mean to them? Everyone needs a place where they can feel safe and sound. Activities: Brainstorming, group discussions, individual reflection and video presentations. Goals: Making a personal definition of ‘home’, so that this can be created.
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