Let’s Talk About Child Rights

Posted by Sakshi Srivastava in #TheInvisibles
March 9, 2017
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Recently, in New Delhi, we at Bucket List launched our latest campaign, #IDidMyBit, with the aim of initiating conversations about child rights, with particular reference to street children.

The #IDidMyBit challenge primarily revolves around individuals carrying out tasks in relation to helping children enjoy basic child rights, posting them on various social media platforms and encouraging their friends and relatives to carry forward the challenge. We hoped that by creating this ripple effect, we would reach as many people as possible; inspiring and motivating them to initiate conversations about child rights. The idea is also to give them a glimpse of another side of society, a community of individuals whom we often cross paths with, but go unnoticed.

Posted by Sakshi Srivastava on Facebook.

We started by talking to our volunteers about the five most basic child rights, namely Right to Play, Right to Education, Right to Health and Sanitation, Right to Information and Right against Exploitation. Corresponding to these rights, we also gave them a list of tasks examples. The tasks were simple and chalked out keeping in mind a positive impact on a street child. For example, a volunteer could invite a street child to play with him/her and write a post about that and further nominate 3 more people to take up this challenge.

The response on the launch day triggered numerous conversations and debates, hence fulfilling the purpose of the campaign. And we’re not done! We hope to keep the conversations going and spreading. Because we believe that even with all the laws and policies, the fight for street children’s rights cannot be won with the ut active and conscious participation of people and youth in particular.

About Bucket List

Bucket List is a non-profit organization based in Delhi that works with children and focuses on their healthy psychological and social development by working on their life-skills through mediums like creative and performing arts, storytelling, and sports.

Our programs are:

Bucketeers – Works actively on children’s life-skills through storytelling, performing arts, and craft.

Genie in a Bucket – To create a space where the society can find a way to interact with street children, fulfill their innocent wishes  and form a deeper understanding of their lives.

Raising a Reader – In support of our storytelling aspect, the program instils in them the habit of reading and provides them the basic tools by teaching elementary Hindi and English reading and writing skills.

Streets to Field – A sports training project that gives street children an opportunity to gain to the fullest from team sports- learning team work, interpersonal relationships, communication, respect and more. The project was kicked off with Rugby in collaboration with Delhi Hurricanes RFC.

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