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 Children help celebrate UNCRC anniversary

Wednesday 20 November is the 30th anniversary of the signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. NGOs have planned celebrations to mark this important milestone all over the world.

Here in New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join with 80 pre-school children in a special event at Parliament on Wednesday that has been jointly organised by Save the Children, Barnardos, OMEP and the Children’s Rights Alliance. The event aims to raise awareness of the anniversary of the Convention, International Children’s Day and children’s right to play. The children will play games, have a story read to them by the PM, play in the new playground in Parliament grounds commissioned by the Speaker, and have a small celebratory lunch. Check out our Facebook page for photos on Wednesday.

 

 

The Nelson Branch of Save the Children is hosting a special afternoon tea at 1.30 pm on Thursday 14 November at the Stoke Methodist Church, 92 Neale Avenue, Stoke (opposite Putaitai Street).

The guest speaker will be Save the Children’s Diana Meads, who will talk about her recent visit to a Save the Children-supported school in Bangladesh, established for the children who live in the nearby Daulatdia brothel, one of the largest brothels in the world.

Thanks to the commitment of many generous New Zealanders, these vulnerable children are being offered a positive future at the school, referred to by one New Zealand supporter as ‘the only bright star in the area.’

There is no fee for attendance and all are welcome. For further information, please contact Isabelle Jones phone (03) 547 3253.

Happy preschoolers Daulatdia