The residential workshop on children’s parliament was organized on 27th and 28th March 2022 by DMWSC for the marginalized children of the tea plantation workers. The children came together on one platform as a team for a better and deeper understanding of the rights and privileges entitled to them. They presented their decision and opinions about the implementation of SDGs through group activities.
The first day of the workshop was based on the four pillars of child rights as enshrined in United Nations Convention on Child Rights (UNCRC). A session on child-led advocacy under North Bengal Children Rights Network (NBCRN) was discussed (DMWSC is an executive member of NBCRN). The final session was on 17 goals of SDGs.
The second day of the program focused on the formation and execution of the Children’s Parliament. The existing members of the parliament had a mock meeting and the minister presented their group work on various SDGs goals for sustainable rural villages and discussed steps to identify the problem and ways to act on it. An action plan was shared for the preparation of each minister. The existing law for the protection of children in India was discussed. In the end, the children presented their action plan, and with this, the two days workshop came to an end followed by a vote of thanks by the Director of DMWSC.