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Rights 4U 2015

Data tal-Pubblikazzjoni: Lul 16, 2015

This is the 11th consecutive year that the Office of the Commissioner for Children is organising its annual children’s rights course ‘Rights 4U’. As in previous years, three live-in courses are being organized due to the large amount of applications received. This is possible due to the financial support from the HSBC Malta Foundation.

Through this three day initiative, a total of 120 young people aged between 13 and 15 will participate in various activities and discussions to learn about their rights. The participants develop critical thinking skills, build social ties and implement concepts such as respect.

 The Hon. Minister for the Family and Social Solidarity, Dr Michael Farrugia, Mrs Helen D’Amato, Commissioner for Children, Representatives from the HSBC Malta Foundation as well as members from the Family and Social Affairs Committees were present for the opening of the first session of the course. The theme for this year’s Rights 4U Course is that of empowering young people to put a stop to violence whether it is directed towards them or to the people around them.

 The Commissioner for Children, Mrs. Helen D’Amato will be present throughout the three day event in order to promote more dialogue and receive feedback from the young participants themselves.

 The second course will be held between the 4th and the 6th of August at the Archbishop’s Seminary and another one will be held in Gozo between the 24th and the 26th of August at Manresa House.