Meet The English School's new "Hope for Children" Student Ambassadors.
Eleven students from Year 2 and 3 have been meeting every Wednesday for the "Hope for Children" CRC Campus Club.
Since October they have explored various issues, such as cyberbullying, abuse, and gender equality, understanding how these issues affect young people and how they are in violation of their rights, and what they can do to exercise their rights as young people and stop these things from occurring to themselves and their peers.
The purpose of the CRC Campus Club is to educate children on their rights established in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and highlight current issues young people face in which these rights are violated under the supervision of a licensed psychologist from Hope For Children CRC Policy Center. The weekly CRC Club is done through non-formal education using experiential workshops, games, role-playing and other activities that help children to learn in depth while they are having fun.
Last month after the completion of their training, a formal ceremony was held in which students received certificates and badges, establishing them as Student Ambassadors of Hope For Children CRC Policy Center.
In the following weeks, the students will exercise their ambassadorial skills with the assistance of the Club supervisors, students will develop awareness-raising presentations that they will present to PSCHE classes – to educate their peers regarding the rights and issues they have studied.
Next year the Student Ambassadors will also have the opportunity of assisting the Hope For Children at its various events in an official capacity.
The “Hope For Children” CRC Policy Center is an International Humanitarian and Independent Institution in Cyprus. Our vision is to contribute to the protection and promotion of the rights of the child and to support the active participation of children and youth in society. Our aim is to advocate and to protect children’s rights, based on the standards and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the European Union Law, and other regional protocols. We aim to create and implement various programs, and we are excited to continue implementing a CRC Campus Club at the English School.