Universal Children’s Day - Launch of the Child Rights Ambassadors

By Gender and Child Affairs on 11/24/2017

Universal Children’s Day: Launch of the Child Rights Ambassadors

On the 20th November, 2017, the Office of the Prime Minister, in commemoration of Universal Children’s Day, launched its Child Rights Ambassadors (CRA) Programme at City Hall, Port-of-Spain.

The Child Rights Ambassadors (CRA) Programme seeks to provide a platform upon which children will be given the opportunity to be ambassadors for their rights and to speak out on issues that affect them. Through the CRA Programme, forty-seven (47) children from eighteen (18) schools and four (4) community residences were trained and empowered to educate their peers on the rights of a child using creative arts and innovative methods of communications. Ambassadors were asked to submit creative presentations and videos highlighting activities they conducted with their peers as they shared information on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Ambassadors, will continue to represent the Office of the Prime Minister, Child Affairs Division for a period of one year.

The Ambassadors will be required to participate in future media appearances, assist with the finalisation of the National Child Policy and will be given the opportunity to showcase their talents and skills at various events hosted by the Office. 

The Ministry extends special thanks to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), City Hall, Port-of-Spain, Createfuturegood, Movietowne, Nestle and Holiday Snacks who were our sponsors. 

Minister Webster Roy presents an award for the Most Outstanding Video Presentation to Scarborough Methodist Primary School

Minister Webster – Roy stands with some of the Child Rights Ambassadors  

Mr. Ian Ramdahin, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Prime Minister (National AIDS Co-ordinating Committee) distributes a certificate of participation to a Child Rights Ambassador