Training in Human Rights
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is an instrument approved by the United Nations Organization in 1989 to protect children. However, different studies and investigations have verified the lack of knowledge of children's rights for its protagonists.
Children and adolescents have to know their own rights, but above all they have to live them and make them an integral part of their daily experience. Giving children the possibility of knowing their rights from an early age reduces the appearance of their own attitudes in accordance with the violation of these rights.
The ideal framework to implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child in the educational field is the focus on rights. The rights approach applied to the educational field provides a set of benefits such as: improving the child's personal capacities and potentials, promoting autonomy, creativity and critical spirit, developing proactive processes in decision-making in the classroom and improves the capacity for reflection, in addition to facilitating the processes of social cohesion, mediation and community climate and providing a feeling of belonging and participation as an active member of the community.
Knowledge of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a good instrument that allows children to recognize situations of non-participation, abandonment, harassment or neglect earlier and try to avoid them. Also, it facilitates the improvement of coexistence and interaction with others.
Based on these arguments, it is proposed to make the Rights Approach a reality through a socio-educational workshop, to promote Children's Rights within the educational framework, whether formal or non-formal. The promotion of the rights of the childhood will suppose the knowledge of these on the part of its protagonists, aspect that will mean that they are more conscious and responsible for them, it will be a prevention tool that will show and raise awareness about situations of risk, deprivation or vulnerability of children's rights both locally and in other parts of the planet.
As a complementary part to the cooperation projects that we carry out on the ground, we believe that the important role that awareness-raising actions must play both in our societies and in those receiving international aid is essential.
From Aztivate we believe that the content of awareness-raising activities should be focused both on the formation of the causes that generate poverty and inequalities and on training in the knowledge of Human Rights that act as justification for cooperation actions. .
It is for this reason that we think that having a society formed and informed in the causes that generate poverty means starting to form society in the values that permeate Human Rights, and especially the Rights of the child, at the earliest age.
Our training project on Children's Rights is a project designed for children from 3 years old.
Taking into account that the final objective of any educational intervention is to develop basic competences, we cannot leave aside the values that make it up. The basic competences also include the values in their own definition since according to Recommendation 2006/962 / ED, of the European Parliament and the Council of December 18, competence is understood as the set of practical skills, knowledge, motivation, ethical values , attitudes, emotions, and other social and behavioral components that are mobilized together to achieve effective action.
We currently offer training workshops on Rights for children from 4 to 12 years old in the regions of Murcia and the Valencian Community.
Contact person: Mercedes Gonzalez Mosquera
Educational Centers that have already relied on our training program
CEIP Maria Moliner of El Pilar de la Horadada
Montessori International School de Cordoba
CEIP Martín Artigot from El Pilar de la Horadada
La Casita Bilingual School in Torrevieja
CIFP Carlos III of Cartagena
CEIP Mediterraneo of El Pilar de la Horadada