Protection of children's rights in schools
The core areas are on human rights promotion and protection by providing education, holistic care, counselling, gender mainstreaming and HIV awareness through conducting, lobbying and advocacy for productive future.
as long as we have funds available
Africa Goodwill Foundation
Human right violation especially child abuse, abduction of girls in schools for sex, rape has persisted for the last twenty years in Northern Uganda due to Lord's Resistance Army insurgency. The children in the whole districts have been hardly hit by this phenomenon. Girls face much of defilement, child torture, child trafficking, early marriages and denial of inheritance of property. This has persisted because of lack of personnel human right monitors.
By creating child rights awareness in schools through club meetings, training and debate among other core activities. This project will do a great deal in empowering children who are vulnerable to abuse, thus report cases to relevant authorities for intervention, strengthen the work of district Human promotion and protection. The project will also pave way to in the fulfillment of the recommendations of international and regional protocols on the rights of children and have hope for the future.
To promote human rights protection and promotion in primary and secondary school.
Activities» Head teachers will be involved in the selection of matrons in schools to mentor/coach and guide the club members in human rights principle and values
» Club meeting will be conducted following school programs. Encouragement and provision of education, skill development and awareness training.
Success will be over 300 pupils will be registered for Children's right club formed in schools, meetings and training will be held in each school monthly, attendance will improve.
To increase community awareness of the rights of children
Activities» Through conducting talk shows on radio stations about human rights
Success will be on Community dialogue meeting held on children's rights, ideas shared and lessons learnt, feed back given, education and wellbeing development encouraged.
The project will create a more responsive and sensitive community on issues of children's rights. We will demonstrate the success of this through increased reporting of child human rights abuse and violation cases to relevant authorities.
The number of people who have been convicted or punished by clan leader, local council and district courts for child rights abuse. This will be demonstrated through a reduction in the number of cases of child right abuse, defilement and early marriages
There is risk that some communities may not like the idea of practicing human rights like to cab early marriages because it's their culture and norm, rape cases may not be accepted back into the communities. However we have dealt with this through holding dialogue with the community and the children who may have a negative attitude towards formation of human right clubs by involving head teachers and patrons who will encourage them by raising awareness on these social issues
Africa Goodwill foundation will report to donors monthly by emailing monthly and periodic reports that highlight the successes and challenges of our work in Africa. We welcome personal and more regular contact with the donors who support the project through a significant partnership with the AGF.
Budget - Project Cost: £24,506Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £3,695 Aminstrative and operational salaries for five staff for nine month,bank charges £1,250 program cost baseline survey , fuel and stationery, motorcycle hire £1,535 Training workshops lunch, motorcycle hire, refreshments allowances for participants £4,534 production educational materia posters ten copies by five hundred pieces, t.shirts two hundred eighty pieces, fliers . £4,756 film shows in schools hire of DVDS, Transprt hire to twenty schools, per dien, staff allowances £2,513 Holding communitydialogue Hall hire, transport refund, radio talkshows, refreshments. £2,297 school debates and competion hire of transport, public address system hire, £1,467 production of drama play buying DVDS, Transport, staff allowances £2,459 awareness rising on human righ talk show on radio, community dialogue
The project will be carried out in Northern Uganda. For the past twenty years this area have experienced one of the most brutal armed conflict of the African continent. The Lord's Resistant Army has persisted in the campaign of terror primarily directed at civilian population in the region, destruction of property and crops, abduction and forced displacement into camps.The current project focuses on children's rights promotion and protection with special attention on primary school children.
The project will benefit women and children directly by providing education, medical care, and conciliation that will encourage the victim women to be accepted into communities in Lango and Acholi, in Northern Uganda where there is high rate of poverty. Priority will be given to hard to reach schools in the target area, participation in the project will be voluntary, children will be selected according to their wish to join the human right club. Increased awareness will console.
Africa Goodwill Foundation (AGF) have ever held human right development projects successfully in partnership with a local community based organization FIRD in Northern Uganda in 2009. We have demonstrated how our support can help vulnerable group of people to improve their lives,
AGF, believe children are the future hence, every child should have adequate shelter and food, have opportunity to learn and go to school, be given voice and their opinion respected and concerned address of.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
School Management Committee/ Patrons
The project will be sustain withe the help of human right club, school management committee, patrons and the headteacher.
Dennis Odwe / Partner
Will ensure that human right activities are integrated into the school curriculum at the end of the project.