Monday, January 30, 2023

CFD AIDA conducts ‘child rights club leaders training’

With a view to instill confidence, transparency, respect, and inclusiveness in children, Child Friendly Dimapur (CFD), ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA) conducted one-day “child rights club leaders training” on September 24 at AIDA, conference hall.
A press release by AIDA informed that the training was attended by 33 child rights club leaders from Signal Angami, Kacharigaon, Kirha, Govt. Higher Secondary School Singrijan, Selouphe and Neisatou colony.
AIDA said the programme comprised of technical sessions, audio visual presentations and group activities based on roles and responsibilities of child rights club leaders, roles and responsibilities of a leader, leadership skills, United Nation Convention for the rights of the child-4 cardinal rights and violence against children.
During the input sessions, children were educated on rights of the child focusing mainly on four cardinal rights – inclusiveness for all without any discrimination, considering best interest of the child in all action undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, court of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, maximise the survival and development of all its children – providing the optimal conditions for childhood, for the child’s life.
The leaders were also trained on skills needed to be effective leaders by inculcating inclusiveness, diligently following the roles and responsibilities of a leader, and violence against children.
Stressing on the rights of children, training facilitator elaborated on the four cardinal rights towards realising the dream of child friendly Dimapur, AIDA i.e., to make Dimapur a child friendly city by enhancing active participation of children in the city, ensuring freedom to express their views on “all matters affecting them” and making sure that their views are taken seriously – at home within their families, in the schools and in their communities as active, informed participants.

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