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Project enlightens students on child rights

Priya Chand
Friday, March 08, 2013

SAVE the Children Fiji's Supporting Children's Rights through Education, Arts and Media (SCREAM) training with student representatives was deemed a success as the two-day project came to an end yesterday.

The training aimed to provide essential information to children on child rights and to create awareness among student representatives on issues faced by children including child labour and the worst forms of child labour.

Project co-ordinator, Amita Prasad said the children would develop action plans through drama, role-plays and creative arts through which they would impart the important message to their colleagues.

"The objective is to empower them to take action to address these issues and to provide essential information on the worse forms of child labour," she said.

Fourteen different schools were part of the training where both secondary and primary school students were involved.

St Joseph's Secondary School's Form Seven student Hilda Vukikomoala said the training proved to be very informative and she got to learn more on the rights and importance of children.

"It was very alarming to hear the statistics of children involved in child labour in Fiji. The training today helped me gain a lot of information which I was not aware of and was very beneficial," she said.

SC Fiji will be facilitating a staff members development session for the teachers in the Central Division on eliminating the worst forms of child labour in Fiji.