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!

CRC Awareness workshop - Sri Lanka

A one-day seminar was organized by the Sri Lanka CRC Network for Prefects of   Dehiaththakandiya central collage. This was the objective of making aware the students about the rights of children and to protect children's rights through them. This work was done with practical activities, and the students very much liked it.


National Arts Council Members revealed - including Change Agent Martha! - Namibia

WINDHOEK – JUNE, 4 – The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (NACN) announced the appointment of new members recently.

Minister Katrina, Hanse-Himarwa singled out new members who will serve for a three year term administering the National Arts Fund, effective from 01 April 2019 to 31st March 2022.

The new Council is comprised of various public and private representatives who went through an induction on 17 May 2019 at the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture (MOEAC) offices.

It includes public nominees and former Council members Patrick Sam, a consultant and arts advocate and Shareen Thude, Manager of the Craft Center, who retained their positions of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson respectively, as well as representatives of the MOEAC, Sanet Steenkamp, Executive Director and Ervast Mtota, Director of Arts.

Furthermore, the new publicly nominated members will be filled by Dalicia Olivier who is responsible of Stakeholders and events and Meatco, Leitago /Narib, Entrepreneur and Owner of NAWALife. The alternate members are Petsy Neiss from the International University of Management, Ambrosius Sindano a School Principal from Nkurenkuru and Martha Amutenya, a Teacher from Ondangwa, Felix Haingura Youth representative and Veno Kauaria, Deputy Executive Director Life Long Learning, Arts and Culture, as well as M’kariko Amagulu, Deputy Director in the Directorates of Arts, both from the MOEAC.

Change Agent, Bibiana Rubio, Doctor in Social Studies - Colombia

Last May 17, 2019 our partner and Change Agent, Bibiana Rubio Saavedra, got her Doctorade in Social Studies, Childhood and Youth from Universidad de Manizalez - Colombia. We congratulate her for this great achievement and her constant efforts to disseminate the Child Rights. Her thesis deals with: school as experience. Political emotions, moral imagination and citizenships for peace.

Here is the cover photo of Francis Devasya´s new book - India-Kerala

Francis Devasya is writing this letter to all change agents:

"I am happy to inform you that my first book was published. It is a travelogue named as ‘Malawi - through the warm heart of Africa’, and of course it is based on my experiences in Malawi during the fourth phase  of the ITP on Child right classroom and school management, organised by SIDA and conducted by Lund University (in batch 14).  

This book is written in my mother tongue Malayalam

A new book from Kerala, India on CRC in Malawi - India-Kerala

Francis Devasya from Kerala, India, participant in batch 14 in the international training program "Child rights, classroom and school management" with a follow-up workshop in Malawi, is writing this on the open online CRC platform. Francis in the middle of the photo

The book was published by the famous Malayalam novelist Vinoy Thomas presenting a copy to Thomas Devasya (Director & award winner of the best childrens film Film 2015) on 12/05/2019 at Pazhassi  Library hall Mananthavady Wayanad Kerala India.

George Joseph, change agent & chairman Sweden Alumni Network India Kerala chapter and some other important personalities of library council were felicitated. Young poet Robins John introduced the book. Neermathalam books in Wayanad District, in Kerala, is the publisher.

Viet Nam: Workshop on CRC in Hanoi - April 9

April 9 there was a successful workshop in Hanoi on Child Rights in Schools in Viet Nam. There were Change Agents in the CRC Network in Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) but also many new change agents from different schools in Hanoi. The embassy was there as well as DOET in Hanoi and Unicef in Vietnam.This is a part of a 2 year research project funded by ICLD focusing informal Child Rights social norms in schools. To be finished in the end of 2020 with research articles, teaching material and models to be used in many other countries in Global South whëre ICLD is active.

Viet Nam: Workshop in Hanoi on Child Rights in Schools - April 9

Today - April 7th -  it is exactly one year since the launching in Viet Nam of this global online plattform - and now open to all around the world who are interested in Child Rights in Education.

On Tuesday, April 9th,  there will be a Workshop on Child Rights in Schools in Olympia School in Hanoi. More information will follow


Change agents discussing activities to be done during the year.This year we want to train teachers from different schools so we have started designing a plan to go the field.There are a lot to be done.We are working on it.

Kenya Change Agents brainstorming meeting! Kenya is back!

The old and new Kenyan team met in Nairobi to deliberate on ways to re-establish links with trained change agents across the country and the rest of the world. Present at the meeting were Carolyne L.A Onyango and John Oduor Onyang from Batch 4 and Per Wickenberg. Susan Njoki Githaiga who works with John in Kenya Alliance for the Advancement of Children´s Rights was in attendance.

The Meeting resolved to mobilize all the CRC trained change agents and other child rights actors in Kenya to create an active Kenyan platform that can spearhead child rights activities in Kenya. 

The team also agreed to engage other relevant stakeholders in their bid to bring the much-needed change in the lives of children and youth in Kenya.

Conference on Environment and Child Rights at UN in Nairobi, Kenya

During 26-28 February there will be an International Conference on Environment at UNEP and Child Rights in United Nations compound in Nairobi, Kenya. Margot Wallström, the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs were there and listen to the childrens´ voices under the Mother tree in Childrens Meeting Place at UN in Nairobi. The Globetree from Sweden is organising this with UNEP and UN Habitat.

Here in the middle on this photo you will find Kajsa Dahlström, Globetree, and Ms Carolyne Onyango, Change Agent in Batch 4, 2006, in the training programme on "Child Rights, Classroom and School Management".

Carolyne is active in this conference as an volonteer. She will also now start to build up the CRC-network in Kenya with the Change Agents still active in Kenya!

More later on this!