POSTED December 11, 2020
Empowering young adults to change their world for the better
Watch and learn why it’s important to encourage children and youth to stand up and co-lead positive change
We believe children should be empowered to know their rights and speak up to make a difference in their communities, creating positive lasting change, as noted in the video below.
“It’s time for intergenerational dialogue and co-leadership. It’s time for young governments. It’s time for young women empowerment. We must work together and co-create with youth, especially young women,” says Aya Chebbi, a Pan-African activist and African Union Special Envoy on Youth.
At Children Believe, we provide economic and leadership opportunities so women and other vulnerable young adults can champion change. We do that by including children in planning, designing, monitoring and evaluating our programs. We also include them in government meetings, councils and forums, among other initiatives.
Watch the video below to see why our work does so much more than shape the life of one child.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE:
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
About ChildFund Alliance:
A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.