As a World’s Children’s Prize Child Rights Ambassador, you are a changemaker for a better world.
With the help of the WCP Program, you will educate and empower other children where you live, as well as adults about child rights, especially girls’ equal rights.
What does it involve?
As a Child Rights Ambassador you are an important role model for other children, as well as for adults. You inform and teach siblings, parents, and other family, neighbours and friends. And carry out training sessions and activities to promote the Rights of the Child and the United Nation’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Maybe you want to set up and run a WCP Child Rights Club at your school, and perhaps help other schools too. The clubs use the WCP Program to educate and empower even more children to make their voices heard. Activities include organizing the Global Vote, the Round the Globe Run for a Better World, and No Litter Day.
Hassan and Kim will guide you
Start by learning from WCP Child Rights Ambassadors Kim and Hassan. In this video clip, they will show you how they go through the different steps of the WCP Program, and share valuable and practical tips on how to go about engaging both other children and adults.
For things to really change for the better for children, adults must respect the rights of the child. Unfortunately, in many communities, this is not the case. Therefore, Child Rights Ambassadors educate adults such as parents and neighbours, teachers and school principals, and even local politicians, traditional leaders, and police officers.
Information on Child Rights and the Global Goals, and learning from children’s own experiences, can make adults more aware of how child rights violations can have a negative effect on children and, in turn, their communities. This encourages them to change their ways, accept responsibility, and also change rules and regulations that are bad for children.
The website and this Guide for Child Rights Ambassadors contain ideas and activities to use during training and while organizing the different steps in the WCP Program. Use it alongside The Globe, and the Guide for Teachers and ambassadors, which also contains learning activities.