The KidsRights Changemakers Movement

The KidsRights
Changemakers movement

Do you want to promote the rights of children all around the world? Then we want you! The KidsRights Changemakers Movement is looking for every child and teen who wants to move the world for children’s rights. Join! Everybody can be a changemaker!

Changemaking projects

We believe that realizing children’s rights more effectively calls for the perspective, experience and authority of children themselves. Our movement proves that! Read stories of the extraordinary changemakers who have already started their projects in the Changemakers Program.

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Education
Kingsley’s meetings
What is the problem? Kingsley has seen how hard it is for many children in his environment to voice their opinion. Their parents tell them how to act and what to think. These children cannot even choose their own friends or hobbies. This harms their development and prevents them from finding their own voice. Kingsley believes that children should have control over their own lives and should have a say in matters that concern them! What is Kingsley’s solution? Kingsley wants children to understand that they are allowed to make their own decisions and fight for their own rights. They have their rights and they have a voice. Kingsley wants to teach these values at meetings held at his school. These meetings will be attended by teachers who will support Kingsley by explaining about children’s rights. At the first meeting, the children will learn how to make decisions and how to acquire presentation skills. The goal of the second meeting is to make the children aware that they have the right to have and express their own opinion. The final meeting will be a debate. The children will have an exchange with the adults. This will give them the courage to stand up for themselves in the future. What is his goal? The debate will be a good opportunity for Kingsley to evaluate the results of his meetings. Will the children be able to communicate their position? Do they dare to express themselves to the adults? One day, Kingsley hopes to found an organization that will help children become independent. All children should know what their rights are and how to safeguard them! How does Kingsley work?  Kingsley will organize the three meetings himself. Who does Kingsley need?   Participating students and teachers who can attend the meetings. What does he need? Space at his school to hold the meetings Teaching material on children’s rights
Violence
Betty’s school sessions
What is the problem?  Sexual violence is a daily occurrence in Betty’s community. Girls who are victims are ashamed and therefore keep their mouth shut, even though this may have a huge impact on them. These girls could have unwanted pregnancies, infections, STDs or other sexual diseases. Betty sees that when this happens, the girls usually drop out of school and lose their friends and family. The girls then have nowhere else to go. Betty has tried helping them, but needs help to do so. With the support of KidsRights she is setting up a project. What is Betty’s solution? School sessions: At school Betty wants to organize sessions every other week where about 20 to 30 students, victims of sexual violence, parents, school and village leaders can brainstorm about stopping sexual violence aimed at children. Visiting media & government:Together with a few participants of the school sessions she wants to visit diverse media companies and government institutions. She hopes that her plight will be heard and action will be taken. Betty is working with two media companies that are helping to reach as many people as possible. Awareness Walk: Betty wants to conclude with a protest march in which young people, children, adults and victims of sexual violence can walk together. In this way she wants to draw attention to sexual violence. She expects 200 participants. What is the goal? That all inhabitants are informed of children’s rights and that sexual violence aimed at children is finally stopped! How does Betty work?  Betty will focus on guiding the team. She is afraid that money will be problem. But she is also convinced that if you really want to get something done, you can also achieve it without money. Who does Betty need?   Organizations, school leaders, parents and village leaders are the ones needed to think about solutions, to take action and to reach out to others. The group at her school with whom she is working with. Read more about this group here. What does Betty need?   Advice on how she can set up her project. A wider audience so that the world knows what she is doing.
Poverty
José's ecological bank
What's the problem? José grew up in poverty. His classmates often came to school without breakfast and had no money to buy school supplies. Many children in José’s neighborhood could not even go to school. What is José's solution? José was 6 years old when his father taught him about money. How do you save? How do you spend it? What is the value of money? José saw that his classmates did not know how to deal with money. If they even had any. He therefore decided to set up an ecological bank for kids, using recyclable waste as payment. Kids collect and bring in their recyclable waste and José gives them money for it. He gets this money from organizations that collect the recyclable waste. This way, children learn to take care of the environment and they learn the value of money. The children can, for example, buy school supplies at José’s store. José also gives the students a microcredit, which is a small loan. This allows children to eat every day and go to school, even if their parents do not have money or are unemployed. Children and their parents pay José back in small amounts. In addition, José provides financial information. With this he teaches other children how to use money. What is the goal? Thanks to José's ecological bank, 2,500 children can now pay their school fees. His goal is to makes it 20,000 children. He hopes that children will have no money problems when they grow older, and do not have to live in poverty anymore. How does José work? José started saving money at an early age. This allowed him, with the help of his parents, to open a small shop. Kids could buy their school supplies here, not with money, but with recyclable waste. Later it became possible for children to exchange recyclable waste for money. José then deposited this money into their savings account. Who does José need? Recycling companies pay José money for the recyclable waste. He has special agreements with these organizations. He gets the highest price for the waste, so that he can save money with the kids. Students support José in different departments of his ecological bank. Such as finances, providing information and helping students. A children's committee that supervises and cooperates.

Impact

Together we guarantee global attention for children’s rights and make sure that these rights are realized more effectively. We inspire, involve, activate and mobilize. This is what The KidsRights Changemakers Movement has accomplished.

 

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