Country Pages

What's going on in the country networks?

17 national networks of change agents that work for Child Rights and SDG 4 Quality Education in their countries, are involved in this project. Find all network’s country pages by clicking on the Countries tab in the menu to the left. Welcome to take part of what is going on in the different networks around the world!

The Child

The child appreciates the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

A Child enjoying the Right to Education.

The Child enjoying the Right to Education.

Check out the Facebook page of the Childrens Rights Change Agents of Colombia!

On our Facebook page you find videos, pictures and brief updates about our Change Agents projects and work.

Among other things, you can watch a video that we want to share about how to implement the teaching of teachers rights in the classroom. The activity was performed by some students of District University in Bogotá.

Click on the link below to visit the Facebook page of the Bogotá community.

Plan meeting Feb 28 in Hanoi for the launch in HCMC April 7 (VIETNAM)

Hanoi meeting with these change agents: to the right: Mr Do Bich Danh (batch 21), Ms Ngo Thi Tuyen (batch 9), and Ms Le Thi Thu Hang (batch 21). To the left from bottom: Ms Ta Thuy Hanh (batch 2) and Ms Mau Phuong (batch 21). Good cooperation going on between north and south in VIETNAM.

Planning meeting March 2nd for the launch April 7th in HCMC (VIETNAM)

Same Change Agents as photo below but now with Ms Le Khanh Ngoc (batch 12) second to the left. HCMC, Ho Chi Minh City, is in the south of Vietnam.

Planning meeting in HCMC for the launching event April 7 (VIETNAM)

The second planning meeting in HCMC, Vietnam, for the launching event in HCMC on the April 7. Around the table you can see these change agents: standing from left: Mr Luu Binh (batch 19), Mr Tran Thy Si (batch 15), Mr Nguyen Tam Huu (batch 12). Sitting from left: Ms Ta Thuy Hanh (batch 2), Ms Le Thuy (batch 19), Ms Huynh Trang (batch 17, Ms Hoang Minh Phuong (batch 12), and Ms Pham Ha Thuy (batch 20).

sri lanka was launched the platform successfully
The message from the Secretary of the CRC Network of Sri Lanka……….


If a  child is given love ,care. protection and kindness she or he will be flourished like a plant given soil, water and sunlight.  Nurturing the Nature of child to enjoy the rights to the maximum is a supreme bliss for any nation. 

Therefore let me extend my heartiest congratulations for the magnanimous efforts taken by everyone to glorify free, enjoyable and productive journey of every child in Sri Lanka without any darkness , fears, barriers and hardships to reach the expected goals and targets through opening the digital  platform . ! Let’s all get together to make a better world for children !


Shamali Jayaratne 


Global CRC Online Launching - sri lanka-The massage from Coordinator at Child Rights Institute ……….


A team from Sri Lanka was in the very first batch in the international training programme on “Child Rights, Classroom and School Management” given by Lund University 2003-2016 and funded by Sida, The Swedish International Development and Cooperation Agency under the Swedish Government.


After that start in 2003 Sri Lanka has had 11 teams and 30 participants – or Change Agents as we call them - from different social-professional levels in the education area  taking part in this training programme that was going on for about 18 months. In Sweden for 4 weeks and a follow-up of two weeks and every team has been working together as a team on a Child Rights concrete project in their country. In Sri Lanka there has been carried out and implemented at least 11 CRC-projects within the education sector.

The Change Agents from Sri Lanka are mainly coming from the area of Kandy and Colombo. Twice this international training programme, with two batches of 30 change agents from 10 countries each every time, has had follow-up seminar in Sri Lanka and had made many interesting school visits meeting great many students, teachers, principals, teacher trainers and teacher trainees and officers at the education department – and also some parents.

These visits has given us – and me – an excellent and concrete overview over the education everyday life in Sri Lanka. That has been most useful for all of us in further research  and education.

Good luck in your continued and future fine work in the implementation and realization of Child Rights in Sri Lanka!


Per Wickenberg,

professor in Sociology of Law, Lund University, and

Coordinator at Child Rights Institute, Lund University

Lecturer and mentor in the international training programme “Child Rights, Classroom and School Management”, 2003-2018    



global CRC Online launching - Sri lanka - Message from the Hon. Chief Minister and Minister of Education of Central Province-sri lanka

Message from the Hon. Chief Minister and Minister of Education

of Central Province.

The guarantee of the future of children is the absolute responsibility and duty of any civilized society. They are the back bone of any nation. All parents, teachers and elders being well organized should play their role for the well being of children. “No matter whose child he is but Child is a child of somebody” is the motto of the Central Province. It is my belief that not only the gathering of the entire Sri Lankan community for this, but also facing the global challenges where children are vulnerable is a theme that should be addressed.


 There are many laws regarding the protection of children as well as various organizations functioning from the national level to the regional level. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that some of the uncertainties that are often heard and reported in media about children in the social environment require a deeper interference in terms of their well being. We constantly witness and experience the ways how children are subjected to victimize  in political, social, and economic agendas of adults and various groups in many parts of the world. As members of a progressive society, this is a very pathetic situation.

In an era of this nature, the contribution and commitment of a group of voluntary professionals with their profound experience with a view to safeguarding children and ensuring child rights through education should be appreciated and every assistance must be given to their efforts. Especially, the assistance, guidance, directions, training and educational input given to Sri Lanka, through the Change Agents by SIDA and the Lund University in Sweden should highly be appreciated.

May this Online Digital Platform launched today for the protection of children be a great success!


Sarath Ekanayaka

Chief Minister and Minister of Education of Central Province.- Sri lanka