A remarkable day for the children in the District of Surkhet, Nepal, took place on Nov. 20, 2014, International Children’s Day. Navjyoti Center organized various programs through its children’s clubs to raise awareness regarding child rights and problems faced by children. They carried out advocacy programs through folk song competitions, games, street plays, an essay competition and letter writing to Constituent Assembly members for ensuring their rights in the forth coming constitution of Nepal.

A two day conference was held in Birendranagar, Nepal, where 200 children participated, including disabled children and children from the Badi community. For most, it was their first chance to visit their district headquarter and to acquaint with children from other villages of Surkhet.

Navjyoti Center held a leading role in all the arrangements. Children’s clubs of Navjyoti Center displayed a touching street play on child rights and the problems faced by children, like irresponsible parents, child labor, child domestic workers, child marriage, and gender discrimination.

By Sister Rosita Kavilpurayidathil, SCN