UNICEF Canada World’s leading child-focused humanitarian and development agency Vision: Every Child. Every Opportunity. No exceptions Mission: To mobilize and empower Canadians to invest in the positive transformation of every child’s future
U of T UNICEF A student club representing UNICEF Canada Directly affiliated UNICEF Canada Receive support and resources Outreach YOUTH ENGAGEMENT!
Youth Engagement Our goals: -Raise awareness of children’s rights among children and youth in communities around U of T St. George campus -Provide opportunities for U of T volunteers to improve their understanding of children’s rights and develop their leadership as well as communication skills.
Youth Engagement Our target audience: - Grades 3-10 in community centres and boys and girls clubs (in after-school programs) located around U of T St. George campus
Youth Engagement Our topics: -Children’s rights - Education - Equality - Health - Protection Total number of workshops: 5
Youth Engagement Biweekly workshops Work with a partner (paired up with someone who has a similar schedule) Work with the same group of children throughout
Timeline - 1 st training session: Nov 28 (Mon) 3-5pm @ CIE Cumberland (Mandatory) - 2 nd training session: second week of January (Mandatory) - Your first workshop: last week of January
Testimonies What did you enjoy most in the program? -“Watching kids drawing and expressing their thoughts” - “Listening to children’s unique opinions about what they think about our topics” - “Creating lesson plans with my partner” - “A sense of accomplishment”
Testimonies (cont’d) What did you learn most? -“How to engage children in activities and discussions” - “I’ve learned that kids will always be smarter than me” - “Patience” -“Time-management”