SPOTLIGHT ON CHILD RIGHTS

 

 

 

SPOTLIGHT ON CHILD RIGHTS: 

 

A participant talking on the theme 'Ensuring a conducive School Environment for Children' at the 7th annual day celebration of Bro. Siga Animation Centre, Vyasarpadi.

 

The Federation of Bro. Siga Animation Centre celebrated “Children Sangama – 2012” as part of their 7th annual day celebration with the theme “Ensuring a Conducive School Environment for Children” at Sathyamoorthy Nagar playground, Vyasarpadi, on January 29.

The focus at the event was on education and child rights ensuring the right to participation and a conducive school environment for children. The children of the centre having realised that education is the basic tool for fulfilling their dreams gathered to explain the needs of the suitable environment that supports education in various forms through an exhibition.

Councillor D. Saravanan representing Division 46 inaugurated the exhibition where a model of an ideal school, classrooms and their activities was put on display. A pictorial representation of the UNCRC's Child rights and 10 important characteristics of the Right to Education Act for Conducive School Environment for Children was also displayed.

A hand book on rules and regulations of BSAC Federation was released by Louis (ASMAE – TN coordinator.

S. Shanmugam, Director, BSAC, talked about the work of BSAC among the slum children and the children movement and its support towards ensuring integrated child development. He said that the Supreme Court had recently ordered to ensure proper permanent toilet facilities and other amenities in all schools in India. Though Tamil Nadu has got a thumbs up with 90 per cent of schools having fulfilled this criteria for good infrastructural facility, the State's picture on the learning outcome of children was not positive as per the ASER report, which states that learning outcome among primary school children was poor.

The Children Sangamam not only harped on the theme of education but also had colourful events of cultural programmes including dance, singing and street plays. Students representing BSAC of 20 areas performed Oyilattam, Parayattam, Kazhilattam and Karakattam.

BSAC, which is working towards integrated child development, mainly focuses on education, skill development and securing child rights. In an area where violence against children are high and rights of children are an unknown phenomenon, the federation has been offering a platform for children of these communities to come together and voice views on their rights. The programme was witnessed by several eminent personalities like Lions Club District 324-A8 Vice District Governor G. Manilal, District Council Coordinator Vitto Placka, Journalist Aravindan and Sruthi, president of the federation. BSAC is located at Kalyanapuram, Sathyamoorthy Nagar Main Road, Vyasarpadi, and can be contacted at 26731284.