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How we work with global partners to create child-friendly spaces in India

POSTED October 17, 2019

How we work with global partners to create child-friendly spaces in India

We’re committed to creating child-friendly spaces, which encourage children to learn in new ways

By Siju Mathew, M&E Officer, India

Swathi India Creative Learning

We’re celebrating the power of partnerships with the launch of Creative Learning Centres in India.

The goal is to train 15,000+ people, including 5,500+ children and youth (under the age of 18), on issues such as child rights and gender equality, thereby creating more child-friendly communities.

The project is led by Children Believe, thanks to collaboration from our local partner, IRCDS coupled with support from the ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and The Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Chennai, India.

Taiwan representatives are thrilled to be part of a social infrastructure project, which addresses education, health, technology and sustainable development, through dynamic community hubs that foster engaged, confident young citizens.

As part of the project, the children and youth will be prepared to express their ideas and opinions and participate in decisions that affect their well-being. For example, they’ll be engaged in decisions impacting their post-secondary education, marital status and safety from abuse, neglect and exploitation.

We’ll make this possible by creating child-friendly spaces and access to informal and formal child-protection resources while creating accountability among a child’s family, community, school and district, state and national government. In the end, we’re hoping to change mindsets and spur real change in communities.

We’re excited to bring together multiple learning models we’ve seen flourish in other projects. That’s all possible, thanks to our supporters.

You can help children on their journey to education, too. Sponsor a child today.

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ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):

Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For nearly 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.