Friday, 20 November 2015

Universal Children’s Day – November 20

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20 November is celebrated as the international day for children. The United Nations General Assembly recommended in 1954 (resolution 836 (IX)) that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of understanding between children and of activity promoting the welfare of the world’s children. The date of 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

The Ministry of Health and Social Services has organized a poetry competition as part of the activities for Universal Children’s Day on November 20th. The focus and theme of this year’s observance is ‘Child Sexual Awareness–Break the Silence, end child sexual abuse’. The Poetry competition is one of the activities organized by the Ministry to bring awareness and to educate all. The competition is targeting grade six students at all primary schools on island.

The students are required to take the theme, ‘Break the Silence: end child sexual abuse in Montserrat’ as the base for their poem. All poems will be looked at and judged for the awards of first, second, and third place. There will be a prize and a reading of the poem by the winner. The closing date for submitting poems is November 13th. The poems should be submitted to the Head Teachers of the Primary Schools who would then send them on to the Social Services Department.

Source Page :- http://www.gov.ms/2013/10/29/universal-childrens-day-november-20/
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