Taran - KidsRights
“We need to ensure that all children have a chance to live a decent life.”
Name

Taran

Country of origin
Mauritius
Current country
Mauritius
Age
12
Theme:
Loves: Reading and football

Taran attends high school in Mauritius where he lives with his parents and younger brother. Both his parents are teachers and his mother also runs an organization that teaches children on Mauritius and nearby islands to browse the internet in a safe manner.

His mother’s organization inspires Taran and he regularly helps teach about safe conduct on the internet. He also works for a children’s rights organization that tries to make children and youths aware of their rights.

His dream is for all children to know their own rights; this will help them reduce inequality and stand up for themselves.

Highlights

Environment
Without Borders
Without Borders is KidsRights’ project partner in Sri Lanka. Without Borders started in 2014, as a group of young volunteers that wanted to teach English to children and adults.
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.
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      
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