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Following the workshop on “Introduction to the Child-Centered Social Accountability model”, the Centre for Rural Development in Central Vietnam in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and Division of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs of Tam Ky city organized a training course on “Child participation in developing and assessing communes and wards suitable for children” on June 10, 2021 in Tam Ky city. 30 students who are members of the Children’s Council of Tam Ky city participated in the training course.

Overview of the training course

The training course aimed at introducing and consulting children about the initiative Promoting Child participation in developing and assessing communes and wards suitable for children in Tam Ky city and equipping necessary knowledge and skills for members of Children’s Council to participate effectively in the model.

Mr. Ho Le Phi Khanh presents in the training course

In the training course, definition of child participation, legal basis and types of child participation were introduced to children. Besides, they learnt about criteria for assessing communes and wards suitable for children as well as their roles and opportunities in the assessment process. Most importantly, children were equipped with skills and tools to support child participation such as problem recognition and analysis, presentation and data collection, etc.

Children take part in activities in the training course

Also, children had chance to practice assessing current criteria for communes and wards suitable for children which show children’s observation, opinions and satisfaction level to children related issues at locality.

Children’s opinions and views are expressed.

At the end of the training, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Ly, the Chairperson of Young Pioneer Council of Tam Ky city shared “This training course is useful as children can learn more about the Law on children and issues relating to children. They become confident to express their opinions about issues they encounter”. The activity was within the project ““Strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations on child rights governance” coordinated by CRD and funded by Save the Children in Vietnam.

Quốc Hùng

Center for Rural Development in Central Vietnam

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