The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child lays down that all children have a right to a school education, to have their views heard and to active participation in the community. In reality there are many developing countries in which the children are among the weakest and the most vulnerable. The right to an education that may give them a future as responsible, active citizens in a living democracy is far from self-evident. Sida and the University of Lund work through the international programme “Child Rights, Classroom and School Management”, which spreads knowledge of Rights of the Child to teachers, school principals and school authorities in the Third World. More knowledge and concrete initiatives sow the seeds of democratic development which has given thousands of schoolchildren a better life.
Read articles from the latest follow-up seminar held i South Africa:
New awareness of
Child Rights stops childhood marriges in Ethiopia
Sowing the seeds of democracy in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Hope makes all the difference i Atterridgeville, South Africa
A carnival for the invisible children of Sutanenza, Colombia
All articles and photos by Anna Gianuzzi, Lund University Education.
Above: Thanks to the efforts of a dedicated teacher the children of Sutanenza, Colombia could make themselves seen and heard.
The teachers are (from the left) Bereket Yebio from the School of Education in Malmö and from Lund University Bodil Rasmusson from the School of Social Work, Per Wickenberg, Sociology of Law Unit and Agneta Wångdal Flinck from the Department of Education.