Network for Children's Rights

Network for Children’s Rights scope is to support and uphold the rights set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to inform the public and find ways to intervene effectively where help was required.

Description

Network's efforts revolve around educating local communities about children’s rights and providing children and their families with educational opportunities. With the help of volunteers and with a stress on the respect of cultural diversity, have created a Cultural Lab(Community Center) where is offered Greek and English language courses, tutoring for children who are in school, music and arts lessons, and where also operates a public library accessible to all children and their parents.
We have also started offering seminars addressed especially to parents of preschool and school children, aimed at preparing them
for their role and responsibilities and at enabling them to better communicate with their children. Working closely with
municipalities and other institutions, we strive to identify and address problems related with immigration, violence in schools and
integration for children from different backgrounds.

Type of partner/expertise sought

Partners must operate in Norway and be familiar with issues related with vulnerable groups facing social exclusion. Especially migrants, asylum seekers, refugees, people with disabilities. Our intent is to cooperate with them bilaterally in projects already working on social, cultural and educational activities for the children, as well as legal advice and vocational counselling for their parents. It is also our intend to build capacity, therefore we are looking for partners that don't necessarily focus on exactly the same target groups but are reliable, develop successfully sustainable projects and are able to exchange with us good practices and transfer knowledge. Ideal partners should be able to work on human rights, child care and social inclusion projects.

Type of expertise/competence offered

Our Network's expertise had as a result:
1.establishment of the Children’s Ombudsman
2.lectures at schools on how to ensure a Safer Internet Environment for Children and Teenagers
3.translated and published the report of the International Labour Organization entitled A future without child labour.
4.working with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, at providing opportunities for disadvantaged young children.
5.working with the Association for the Well Being of Minors, in order to support the Shelter for Unaccompanied Minors Who Apply for Asylum in Greece.
6.Cultural Lab with a variety of activities to children, including art and music classes, internet access, meetings with writers, projection of films, discussion groups, public library, which is open to readers all day and tutorials for the children without charge
7.Legal and Health guidance for children's parents as well as social guidance.

Organisation type

Non-governmental organization/ non-profit

Areas covered



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