Creativity for children in Stradbally
All schools, children's clubs and organisations in Laois, Leinster and across Ireland are being asked to mark Universal Children's Day next Monday (November 20th).
This is a day for children, by children, all over the world to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.
It’s about a fun day, with a serious message, when kids ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to shine a light on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation. It's about lots of events all over Ireland celebrating this.
November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone urged schools, clubs and groups to get involved as she the met the Ombudsman for Children, Dr Niall Muldoon, to discuss plans for the day.
Minister Zappone says it is an opportunity to celebrate the rights of the child - and increase awareness, Minister Zappone wants all schools, youth clubs and organisations to check out www.childrensday.ie.