Submitted by bosconrd on Oct 10, 2018 Child Rights Education and Action Movement (CREAM) project, BOSCO, Bengaluru organized ‘Training for Child Rights Club (CRC) leaders at BOSCO Mane, Bengaluru, on October 4 and 5, 2018.
Inaugurating the programme, Mr. Lohiteshwar Reddy, B.E.O, South-2, said, “On behalf of the Education Department, I would like express my sincere gratitude to BOSCO for the services they render in the field of child welfare.” Fr.Joy Nedumparambil, Executive Director, BREADS, Bengaluru, explaining the mission of CREAM said that, ‘The primary aims of the project include children participating and advocating for their rights'. Fr. Mathew Thomas, Executive Director, BOSCO Bengaluru, wished that the training may highlight the right to participation of children and the importance of unity and promotion of the same.
Fr. Regi, Director, BOSCO Nilaya briefed about BOSCO, CREAM and its activities, the purpose of the training, responsibilities and leadership qualities of CRC members and desired impacts. Children gained knowledge on UNCRC, Child Rights and related laws, Child labour, School dropouts, etc., from the interactive session taken up by Fr. Prasad, SDB, Director, CHILDLINE, BOSCO, Bengaluru. Margaret Sampath, Deputy Director, SICHREM facilitated the session on leadership. Ms. Celine, Volunteer, BOSCO Bengaluru, shared the stories of successful leaders explained the qualities of leaders through various activities. Mr. Ramaswamy, Coordinator, CREAM Project, presented a session on gender equality. Ms. Robina Farooq, Staff, CREAM Project motivated children to fight for their rights during vulnerable situations.
The purpose of the Formation of BOSCO District Level Federation’ was briefed. Seven boys and twelve girls contested the election. Ms. Asiya and Master Dhananjay were selected as Presidents, Ms. Roopa, Ms. Shivaleela, Master Shreyas, Master Sudarshan were selected as Vice-Presidents of the Federation.
Participation certificates and Mementos were distributed to the teachers and children. Ms. Amreen Jabbar, AM, Boston School, J.J.R. Nagar was present during the training. Forty-six old CRC Leaders, forty-four new CRC Leaders and forty-nine Teachers from forty-six schools participated in the two-day training.
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