In Arigatou International, we are constantly creating spaces and opportunities for children to express their views about issues that concern them, provide their insights into the work we do, and interact with each other in intercultural and interfaith dialogues. On this page, you will find information about some of the opportunities for engagement that we have created for children in recent times. You can also find resources on how you can enhance the participation of children in your community.
Creating opportunities for meaningful participation
From the closure of schools to the increase in violence and poverty, millions of children worldwide have been affected by the direct and indirect effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Girls and young women might be among the most vulnerable due to inequality and discrimination, as was exposed by Mwanaid, a 14 years-old girl from Tanzania,
We continue creating spaces for children in all regions to reflect together on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their lives and the lives of other children around the world. On Sunday, July 25, it was the time for Portuguese-speaking children (from 5 to 15 years of age) to interact with one another. Ten children
Committed to following the recommendation that children gave us during the Global Week in November 2020 to create ways to continue in contact and listening to them, during 2021 Arigatou International has been organizing virtual gatherings for children to share their views and feelings about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in their lives, and
Since the beginning of the GNRC in El Salvador, in 2004, direct support has been given for children and young people in vulnerable situations. In 2016, the Centro Bartolomé de las Casas Foundation executed a project called Bridging the Gap, which intervened in two highly violent communities, labeled by conflicts between gangs and maras; These
Meaningful participation and our initiatives
See what children have to say about their participation in GNRC programs and activities: