CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY FOR RIGHTS AND EMPOWERMENT

The Children’s Advocacy for Rights and Empowerment (CARE) Project aims to strengthen the development and participation of children and youth with disabilities, aged 7 to 25, by mainstreaming programs on empowerment, inclusive education and child protection in schools and communities.

Objectives:

 

  • Facilitate the formation of Children’s Organization, composed of children and youth with and without disabilities.
  • Strengthen SIMON’s advocacy on children’s rights and inclusion through the Children’s Theater Arts Group

 

Who Benefits:

 

  • Children and youth with disabilities with leadership potentials and talents for theatre arts.
  • Non-disabled members of the Children’s Organization who act as disability advocates.

 

Activities:

 

  • Self-Enhancement and Leadership Trainings
  • Participation in Children’s Congress, seminars, workshops and educational trips
  • Community-based activities that include sports fests, socio-cultural events, family day, youth camp and art exhibits.
  • Formation of the Children’s Theatre Arts Group (CTAG)

 

    • Talent screenings
    • Talent workshops and regular practice
    • Development of rights-based performances
    • Presentations in schools, offices, churches and community assemblies

How the Program is Being Implemented:

  • Formation of Children's Organizations

    • Children are nominated by their teachers.
    • Parents must give their consent and provide support to the children.
    • Members: 20 children with disabilities and 5 children without disabilities per area.
    • Children must be willing to participate in workshops and regular theatre practice.
  • Management of Children's Organizations

    • Five (5) core leaders will be selected per area.
    • The core leaders will be in charge of organizing and facilitating the activities in their respective organizations.
    • The Children’s Organization will be under the supervision of the parent support group.
    • Monthly members meetings will be conducted with the advisers.

Contact

 

Simon of Cyrene Community Rehabilitation & Development Foundation Inc.

286 Bañag, Daraga, Albay 4501 Philippines

Phone: +63 (052) 4312554