Presentation on theme: "TASK 2: WHO DO YOU SEE? WHO DO YOU SEE? SHORT PRESENTATION."— Presentation transcript:
TASK 2: WHO DO YOU SEE?
WHO DO YOU SEE?
CSC: THE MISSION The Consortium for Street Children (CSC) is the leading international network dedicated to realising the rights of street Children worldwide. We are Louder Together.
STREET-CONNECTED CHILDREN: A DEFINITION Children at risk of taking to street life Children who work on the streets Children who live and work on the Streets
THE FACTS The exact numbers of street-connected children globally are hard to know, but it is people estimate that there are tens of millions, some even think as high as 100 million. More than 11 million street children in India 7 million children on the streets of Latin America 300,000 street children in Kenya 600,000 street children in Ethiopia
THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN 12 th April! In 2012 it was celebrated in 37 countries by thousands of street children, charities, businesses, schools.... And Steven Gerrard, Stephen Fry and Danny Boyle The Day was talked about on the TV, radio, Facebook & Twitter
WHAT IS THE UNITED NATIONS? The United Nations is an international organisation which 193 countries are members of It helps countries to work together and agree international law, security, rights and development The current Secretary-General is Ban Ki-moon of South Korea
YOUR RIGHTS AS A CHILD The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), which is signed by nearly every country in the world, gives every child the right to: Survival Development Protection from harm To participate in decisions which affect your lives
WHY THE UNITED NATIONS SHOULD ADOPT THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR STREET CHILDREN Street children have the same rights as every child in the world Often their rights are not realised – they experience violence, they have little access to food, clothing or education Most of the time governments do not do enough to help street children If the United Nations adopts the Day, it puts pressure on everyone to make a positive difference to street children’s lives
WHAT CAN WE ALL DO? Organisations like the Consortium for Street Children work with governments and the United Nations to change laws and practices so that street children have the same rights as you You can help raise awareness of street children by signing the pledge and finding out more at pledgewww.streetchildrenday.org Spread the word! Tell your friends and family about what you have learnt Hold an event at school to celebrate the International Day for Street Children
TASK 4: WRITE A LETTER In your letter you need to: Include your full name, address and today’s date Why you think the Day is important What having the Day adopted will mean for street children Sign the letter Remember to keep it polite and clear