Sathiya - KidsRights
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Name

Sathiya

Country of origin
India
Current country
India
Age
22
Theme:
Loves: Reading

Sathiya has thought about his environment and the problems it faces since he was very young. This is why he joined a youth network. Together they fight for the environment. He knows a lot about it and has already organized a few campaigns and events.

He likes to share his experiences and to discuss problems with the environment and their solution.

His dream is to pass on a clean environment to future generations.

Highlights

Education
Taran’s children’s rights workshops
What is the problem? According to Taran, children and adults are often not aware of the rights that a child has; whilst children’s rights are so important for children and their future. Awareness of children’s rights is especially low in the countryside of Mauritius. What is Taran’s solution? Through Taran’s work for a children’s rights organization, he has gathered a lot of knowledge about children’s rights and has experience conducting workshops. He is therefore planning to give children’s rights workshops to children living in the countryside of Mauritius. He will start with two workshops at two different locations with 30 children per workshop. During the workshop Taran will focus on children’s rights in general and he is allowed to make use of the teaching materials of the children’s rights organization he works for. Also he will give the word to two young guest speakers and lead a group discussion. What is the goal ? Taran’s goal is to make sure that children become aware of their rights and know how to apply this to their daily lives. He also hopes that participants will make use of an online hotline. This is an organization where children can turn to with all their questions and experiences. Professionals will be at hand to answer their questions. It is not the hotline that Taran works for, but he thinks that in this way he will be able to judge the impact of his workshops. How does Taran work? The children’s rights organization where Taran works will help him with the organization and execution of the workshops. Taran’s responsibilities lie in the selection and invitation of the young participants and leading the group discussions. He expects that it will be a challenge to convince parents to allow their children to come to a workshop that will last a whole day. The workshops, teaching materials and the lunch will be free. He hopes that will help. Who does he need? Taran needs help from his work in organizing the workshops. He is also looking for two young people who can help him with this project. What does Taran need? He needs teaching materials from his work and a location to conduct the workshop. He would also like to serve tea and lunch.
Child abuse
Karupuswamy’s parent meetings
What is the problem?  Karupuswamy sees too much emotional and/or physical abuse of children in his community. This are often parents hitting their children, to punish them when for example they have misbehaved. This form of abuse is seen as normal, as a result, no action is being taken against it. Children often don’t understand where the abuse is coming from, which can lead to confusion, insecurity, and stress. It has big consequences on the personal development of the children. What is Karupuswamy’s solution? Karupuswamy wants to educate parents about positive, and child friendly ways of punishing children when they have misbehaved. He also wants to open the discussion about the negative impact of the abuse that is currently used as a punishment. Parents often don’t know any better, their own parents raised them the same way. That is why it is important to show them that it is also possible to raise their children differently. Karupuswamy will organize weekly meetings with parents and their children, to look at the behavior of children and their needs. The other way around, he also wants to look at the behavior of parents and their expectations. In this way parents and children will learn to understand each other, so they can better adapt to each other. Next to that, he wants to organize a lecture for parents, in which they will learn more about positive and child friendly parenting. He wants to be supported with this by professionals, to make sure they can pass on enough knowledge together. What is the goal?  Karupuswamy’s goal will be achieved when parents will understand the negative consequences of violence against children, stop using it, and start raising their children in a more positive way. How does Karupuswamy work?  Karupuswamy is the project leader. He is starting his project by developing teaching material with his friends, like stickers and posters. He is curious about what the responses of the parents will be, as this has been a habit for years. Who does Karupuswamy need?   Young people that have the same opinion about violence against children as he does. Help of the local children’s rights organizations. Professionals that voluntarily want to help with passing on their knowledge. What does he need? A printer to print the teaching material.
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