Warm Up Activity
The student’s will be asked to have a quick write on the following topic
a) What is child’s right?
The student’s opinion will be asked relating to the child’s right.
The student’s opinion will be compiled in the board through the interaction into different types
a) Right to Survival
b) Right to Development
c) Right to protection
d) Right to participate
Body of New Information
Today’s children are the future of nation. They will lead the country in the path of progress, peace and prosperity. In order to make them able citizens of the country, we have to provide them with proper environment and child rights to develop their personalities. Contrary to this, many children in Nepal are seen begging in the street, working in factories, hotels restaurants, houses and public transportation. They are even exploited and not given proper wages. This leads to develop negative attitude in them and they may become drug addicts, gamblers, thieves, pick pockets and criminals.
The children are important parts of our country. It is our duty to protect their rights and all sorts of facilities to grow into capable citizens to serve the nation in the future. In the year 1924, child right declaration was made in Geneva. This important document in the world has guaranteed many basic child rights like:
1. Right to be safe in mother’s womb.
2. Right to take birth safely
3. Right to get food
4. Right to get protection from parents
5. Right against exploitation
6. Right against separation from parents
7. Right to get education etc.
In the year 1989, the United Nations Organization passed a resolution for child rights which has been supported and approved by many countries of the world including Nepal. It means, they have to provide all the rights documented in the resolution.
What would you do if you saw a child’s right being violated in your locality? Express your views based on that incident.
Wrap Up Activity
The student will be asked to clarify their doubts.
Warm Up Activity ( Child Rights Movement )
The students will be asked to write about the following
a) What activities have been carried out in your school for the protection of child rights? Discuss
The points will be written on the board.
Activity 1 Child Right Movement in Nepal
The students will be given the reading material and asked to write short points along with the timeline to remember for the efforts of Child right protection. The student’s can use the book as well.
Child Right Movement in Nepal:
More than 40% of the population is children in Nepal. The condition of orphans, destitute and homeless children is pitiable. According to a recent data, more than 150 thousands children in Nepal are working in factories, industries and other risky works. If we ignore the condition of children, we can’t have bright future of the country.
Nepal government has emphasized on children’s health, food and education under National Children Committee. Parliament has passed a law and put a ban on employment of children below the age of 14 in any factories and industries. There are a number of organizations in Nepal to ensure and promote child rights like Nepal Bal Mandir, Nepal Children Organization, Children Workers in Nepal (CWIN), SOS Children Village, Save the Children Fund (UK and USA), UNICEF and ILO. In order to protect and promote child rights, we celebrate children’s day on 29th Bhadra (14th September) every year.
A sample to understand the previous activity will be shown on the board which will be the part of Body of New Information.
A. Child Right Movement in Nepal
1. More than 40 % population of Nepal is children.
2. The constituency of 2047 included the following rights:
i. Steps will be taken for free education for children.
ii. The country will manage special education for progress of children and disabled.
3. Nepal enacts Children’s Act (1991)
4. Nepal enacts Children’s Manual (1994)
5. Nepal enacts Child Labour Manual (1994)
6. Nepal enacts Child Labour Prohibitory and Regulatory Act (1999)
7. Nepal took part in first SAARC Children Conference (1986)
8. SAARC countries observed 1990 as SAARC girls’ year.
Wrap Up Activity
The student’s will be asked to write about the various organizations related to child right’s in Nepal?
Day 3 Child Rights Movement
Warm Up Activity( 10 mins)
The students will be asked to put the activity in order and prepare a timeline in chronological order in their copy.
I. Child Right Declaration for the Protection of Child Rights was issued in Geneva (1924).
II. General Assembly of the United Nations passes Declaration of Children’s Rights (1959). Declaration contained provisions for the rights of Handicapped Children in particular.
III. The year 1979 was celebrated as International Children’s Year
IV. United Nations passed a resolution for child rights which was supported by many countries, including Nepal (November 20, 1989).
Main Activity ( 20mins)
The students will be shown a video based on the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child
The students will be asked to take notes while they are listening. They will be given opportunity to ask questions wherever they do not understand by raising their hand. The teacher will ask questions in the middle of the video to understand the concept of the video.
Wrap Up Activity
The students will be clarified about their doubts
Day 4 (Duties of the Children)
Warm Up Activity (5mins)
The students will be asked about their duties. Then they will be that the rights are not absolute but they are inter-related with duties. The children also have some duties as below.
Main Activity (30mins)
The students will be asked to prepare a skit showing the duty by dividing into six groups with the following duties.
1. To respect parents, teachers and elders
love, help and care the juniors
2. To listen to others carefully
To be obedient and discipline
To share the ideas with friends
3. To show loyalty to the nation
b. To be helpful to the needy
4. To respect other’s right
To use polite and respectful language
5. To learn good behavior and manner
To learn to speak the truth
6. To be healthy and hygienic etc.
To study, play, eat, and sleep in time.
Wrap Up Activity
The students will be clarified about their doubts.
Resource person from CWIN to speak about Child Right and about the organization.