Every year, the committee members have a theme to inspire their joint work with Arigatou International. In 2019, the GNRC Youth Committee carried out several local activities to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
The four members of the committee visited schools, organized contests, art workshops, gatherings, and talks to advocate and raise awareness among local children about their rights.
The members also contributed to the development of a new microsite within Arigatou International’s website named “All for Children” that was launched as part of the commemorations for the anniversary of the CRC. The microsite aims to share experiences and knowledge about children’s safeguarding, participation, and empowerment.
The theme that inspires the work of the GNRC Youth Committee 2020 is “cyber-care”, or safe practices for children while they navigate on the internet. The members will go through a capacity building program on the concepts and principles of child rights, and they will build more knowledge and skills on how to lead activities with their peers and how to mobilize them. By the end of the year, they are expected to have engaged in a series of activities to raise awareness about online child exploitation and to promote “cyber-care”.