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How young people are making changes that will last generations

POSTED February 26, 2021

How young people are making changes that will last generations

Watch the video below to see how children are learning their rights and using that knowledge to improve their communities

By Brianne Binelli, digital content manager, Canada

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A big part of what we do is help children learn their rights and give them the leadership skills, so they can make positive change for themselves and their communities.

We caught up with a few children doing just that and asked them about themselves and advice they’d give other children. “What I’d love to say to other children and adolescents is that they must know their rights, so they can exercise them and teach people,” Blas, a 17-year-old from Paraguay told us.

We’re happy to see children taking that advice. Muthulakshmi in India stopped her friend’s early, forced marriage and Yilikal in Ethiopia joined a girls’ club to bring attention to issues girls face, such as early marriage and rape.

Watch the video below to see how bright young men and women are making a lasting difference in their communities.

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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.

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A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of 12 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 more than 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.