About 90 children belonging to the recently bifurcated states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will chalk out a vision for the future from a viewpoint of children at the National Convention on Children’s Advocacy from November 14-16, being organised by ActionAid Association (AA).
ActionAid Association (AA) is an international organisation working for the wellbeing of children in 50 countries across the globe and operates in 24 states in India.
Alex George, leader-knowledge hub child rights, ActionAid, said, “We have been working in 16 districts in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana respectively and we have seen many children face issues like child marriage, child labour, alcoholic fathers and so on. The agenda is to respect the views of children, provide them the right to freedom of expression and extend democratic rights to children”.
Explaining about children’s participation in the event, Alex George said, “The children will explain how they perceive India from child rights point of view and will present a blueprint highlighting their vision for the country. They will also perform a skit on some of the issues laid out in the blueprint”.