Child Rights Day
Still too many children worldwide are forced to work from an early age to ensure their survival and those of their families. Often, they cannot go to school and have very little chance to start an higher education later. This situation is unacceptable nowadays, especially as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that every child has the right to education.
Terre des hommes helps children in need and fights for the respect of their rights. That is why we organize on the occasion of the International Child Rights Day – the 20th of November - an awareness campaign for schools and youth groups. For this edition, we offer a new educational program. Through an interactive and free lesson, pupils could get an introduction to child rights and discover the problems of child labour.
Teachers and youth group leaders have also the possibility to take part in our street action in order to offer a better future for children in need.
Visit the classes and youth groups in action
Child rights day in Solothurn
“The children and volunteers make an important contribution to the work of Terre des hommes. We are glad to be able to count yet again on their support for the fight against child labour.”
Vito Angelillo, GeschäftsleiterRead more...
Learn more about Child Rights
A new website to learn more about Child rights is available in French or German. It provides teachers and youth group leaders with new pedagogical tools suited to the different ages of those taking part. Because children learn better while playing, Terre des hommes developed interactive games to confront children to the reality of other children elsewhere.Visit
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