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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2016

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August 12 is celebrated as an international Youth day all over the world. This year emphasis is given to the leading role of young people in ensuring the poverty eradication and achieving the sustainable development goals by 2030. Numerous activities were organized across the globe to mark this day. The realization of felt need and the shreds of evidence based on the applied practices, CWCN came up with an idea that the Young people need more role-model to fully realize their capacities. Hence, CWCN decided to conduct an event where children and youths were allowed to spend a day with an inspiring public figure. The event entitled “let’s get motivated with Raman Nepali” was held at the head-office, Nayapati.

The day motivational session was dedicated to inspiring the young state of mind to start quality imaginations. Mr. Raman started the session with the quotation “Yes I Can” and the children, youths, staffs and the volunteer were given an opportunity to realize the potential, talents, and the creativity as a source they truly have. He also demonstrated how young people can make effective application of these sources for a constructive engagement in the society. The session was followed by the audio-video session, meditation, success stories, group work, creative thinking and the physical exercises. The children, youths, and the staffs had a quality time and the positive impact of it is visible in terms of actions and behavior.

Mr. Raman Nepali is a motivational speaker and a trainer who has established himself as an inspiring youth figure and had almost reached and inspired 100 thousand diverse national/international individuals and groups.

 

Bikalpa celebrating National Children’s Day

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National Children's Day Greetings

14th September 2016 , Nepal is the National Children’ Day. For, this, Bikalpa Nepal is also making this very important day and is in the Central Committee for Children’s Day Celebration with the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare of Nepal.

We are organizing various programs today and tomorrow to mark this very important day.

On this very occasion, the 9th Nepali Girl Child Peace Camp will also begin from 16th till 20th September  2016.

‘CPCR Fundraising Event – Thet Mahachat’

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August 28th, in cooperation with the Buddhist Association of Thailand and Thammasapa Banluetham Company, CPCR conducts a fundraising event – ‘Thet Mahachat to Assist Child Victims of Abuse’. Thet Mahachat is a Buddhist Ceremony that gathers Buddhists to listen a chanting by monks. 14 chapters of chanting tell the story of Prince Vessanatara who has perfected himself with the highest and noblest virtue in a human life. In each chapter, people donate money to support the ceremony. This fundraising event, CPCR adopts a technique from the Buddhist Ceremony and asks religion organizations to support the event. At the end, all people donate all money to assist child victims of abuse with CPCR. The ceremony receives a positive feedback and CPCR can raise money approximate 1.7 million THB. CPCR would like to thank you all donors for their generosity.

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THE FUND TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

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Supported by a challenge grant provided by the United Kingdom and in partnership with the WePROTECT Global Alliance, the Fund to End Violence against Children is looking to fund organizations whose work seeks to achieve the intended impact of preventing violence against children online, with a particular focus on sexual exploitation.

Application, Review and Selection process

The Fund accepts proposals in 3 different languages (English, French, and Spanish) submitted online through the End Violence website (www.end-violence.org/fund). Applications are available from 12th July to 4 th September 2016 at end-violence.org/fund.

The deadline for this year’s applications on this round is 23:59ET 4 th September 2016.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Each applicant will be asked to submit the following documents as part of their application for funding:

  • Application Form
  • Project Budget
  • Results Framework
  • Supporting documentation that reflects commitment to Child Safeguarding If the potential grantee is a civil society organisation then applications will also need to be accompanied by: 4 th August 2016
  • Legal registration in country of operation
  • Audit reports for the last 3 years of service
  • Letter of Endorsement/Support from a partner, preferably a previous or current donor

Criteria for Review

In order for an application to be considered valid, each of the essential criteria (Annex A) must be met. Valid applications will be reviewed by an independent roster of experts who will carry out a detailed review of the entire application, marking it for its general quality and potential impact. In addition to an overall narrative and recommendation, the reviewer will be asked to comment on four key areas.

  • Demonstration of contextual challenges and the need to intervene – Proposals should be grounded in rigorous and documented evidence, clearly outlining the need for action at the national, sub-national or transnational level.
  • Level of co-ordination at the national or transnational level – Co-ordination between key actors at the national or transnational level is key to delivery of effective OCSE programming.
  • Likelihood of Impact and Results – In this category the reviewer will need to make a judgement of the overall probability of successful delivery of the program and the chance that the predicted impact and results will be realised. With this in mind, the reviewer will also be asked to identify whether there is a well-articulated monitoring and evaluation plan and whether the program is likely to deliver value for money.
  • Alignment with the WePROTECT Model National Response – Proposals should recognize the WePROTECT Model National Response (Annex B) and demonstrate alignment with their interventions.

Grants Information

Must be for:

  • Requests between $250,000 to $1million
  • Official Development Assistance (ODA) eligible purposes
  • Duration 1-3 years
  • Targeting online child sexual exploitation in line with the WePROTECT Model National Response

Contact

To find out more and to discuss the opportunity of donating to the Fund, please contact:

Fund Unit: fund@end-violence.org

Website: www.end-violence.org

Happy World Indigenous Day 2016

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United Nations has called August 9th as Indigenous Day. This year United Nations has called to celebrate Indigenous Day with the motto ” Indigenous People’s Right to Education”.
Let’s commit ourselves for the Indigenous Children’s Right to Education!

CPCR: “The Child Guard campaign”

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The Child Guard’ is a campaign that CPCR has been introduced since January 2016 by inviting a general public to voluntarily providing a safeguarding for children. The program also aims to develop child rearing skills and basic children rights according to UNCRC. After the program has been launched, it received a positive feedback from many sectors and set a wake up call to build a caring society for children. To emphasize the program objective, July 9th, CPCR conducts an event of ‘Assembling the Child Guard: You Can Do It’ at Esplanade Cineplex Ngamwongwan Khae-rai by inviting many partners and volunteers who have the same goal. For example, Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Ramathibodi Hospital, conducts a ‘Road Safety for Children Workshop’. Many volunteers make DIY teaching tools such as English alphabets game box and delivery to children from 10 Child Protection Communities both in Bangkok and regional areas. There is also a seminar by CPCR President, CPCR Executive Director and representatives from Ramathibodi Hospital and Ministry of Public Health who acknowledge the idea of ‘the Child Guard’. There are many famous people such TV spokespersons and celebrities also share their experiences of how to be the Child Guard. The event ends with a unique closing ceremony – Planting the Child Guard Seeds. CPCR now wakes up the spirit of the Child Guard inside everyone because CPCR believes that everyone can be ‘the Child Guard’.

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CPCR conducts workshop “A Classroom for Teachers”

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June 18th, CPCR conducts a workshop for selected teachers from Child Protection Schools in Chiangmai Province. ‘The Teacher Classroom’ is a program that CPCR Child & Family Development Unit develops for teachers to gain more confident and be able to delivery an effective teaching method to their students. Last year, CPCR has introduced ‘the Positive Discipline’ to Child Protection School Program. This technique has gained a positive feedback from many teachers. However, some teachers believe that this method would be able to change student’s behavior completely. Since some students still act with the same manner, some teachers has gave up and gone back to use the old technique – such as punishing students by using a stick – to control their classrooms. CPCR believes that using ‘the Positive Discipline’ will be beneficial for students and teachers. ‘The Teacher Classroom’ would train teachers to build a good environment in the school.

Bandos Komar – Children Activities to improve health and sanitation of the community

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In rural areas of Cambodia, knowledge of hygiene, health, prevention of diseases and the appropriate usage of drugs are limited. People do not follow the doctor’s prescriptions or medicines but simply buy it at the grocery store in their village. This is all due to a lack of information and the neglect of health and hygiene education in the community.

Bandos Komar conducted campaigns and raised awareness through training organized twice a year by children’s councils to make parents understand the importance of hygiene and health and to improve health of children and their families. Many messages of hygiene, water, health and prevention of certain diseases caused by the contamination, feces and mosquitoes, etc. were broadcasted to community by children council. The messages were delivered in the form of parent-child questionnaires and attractive posters so that the community could easily understand and remember them.

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