It is the project which gives children the chance to have their voices heard, to speak out about issues affecting them and to let the world know that they have rights. This programme provides an opportunity to children in Tanzania and children in the UK to link up, communicate, share experiences, engage in mutual learning and increase their own awareness, as well as the awareness of others, of global issues. Participatory and child-centred workshops are also conducted in schools to teach children about their rights and responsibilities. Through this programme, children are encouraged to speak up, take part in their learning and become confident young citizens.
We believe children are never too young to start exploring the reality of the world around them. We teach children how to advocate for their rights through child-to-child clubs, children are taught and empowered to advocate and lobby for their rights to key decision makers. Psychosocial support is also given to marginalized children whenever there is a need to do so. Participatory and child-centered workshops are also conducted in schools to teach children about their rights and responsibilities
We believe the best way to educate children about the world is by introducing them to their peers in other countries.Through ‘My School My Voice’ children in Tanzania and children in the UK engage in mutual learning and increase their own awareness as well as the awareness of others on of global issues.
We believe that children should play an active role in development, in this regard through My School My Voice clubs in respective schools children develop their own projects such as school gradens, shops etc. and work on them to help then to meet their daily school needs and generate income. These project not only builds them to become responsible citizens but also gives them farming and entrerprenural skills.
"My School My Voice has had a massive impact on our school with both the staff and pupils. Our school is in a fairly rural area of north Cumbria and as such the pupils and parents are not exposed to a great deal of multiculturalism; MSMV has enabled us to introduce different cultures to our pupils in a fun and engaging way. The resources supplied to us by MSMV have been invaluable and have enabled me to deliver lessons and assemblies with ease." - Louise Atkinson, Stoneraise Primary School
Louise's school is twinned with Kilimanjaro Primary School in Tanzania. She and the Headteacher, Clem, visited the school in May 2013, thanks to Connecting Classrooms funding from the British Council, and are pictured on the right with Sister Claudia, Headteacher of Kilimanjaro Primary School, on a visit to a Massai village.
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