According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), teacher’s day is celebrated globally on October 5. It commemorates the signing off of the 1996 UNESCO and International Labor Organization (ILO) Recommendation concerning the status of teachers. Thus, this day is observed to appreciate their efforts and influence on a child’s life and education.
In 2020, the theme of World Teacher’s Day was “leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. The theme is completely relevant to the present scenario; teachers all over the world are coming forward to support children by teaching them online. Many teachers have been facing a lot of issues in the pandemic. Yet, they prepared themselves with all digital devices to take a virtual class, replacing manual classroom mode of teaching.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And it never give-ups on fighting for rights of the children.
Child Protection And Inclusion: UNICEF works with partners around the world to promote policies and expand access to services that protect all children. Each child has the right to a safe and inclusive environment while growing up.
Child Survival: UNICEF has helped reduce child mortality all over the world by working to reach the most vulnerable children, everywhere. Each child has the right to survive and thrive.
Education: UNICEF works around the world to support quality learning for every child, especially those in the greatest danger of being left behind. Every child has the right to learn.
Social Policy: UNICEF works around the world to reduce child poverty and shield children from its lifelong consequences. Every child has the right to an equitable chance in life.
Emergencies: UNICEF is on the ground before, during, and after emergencies, working to reach children and families with lifesaving aid and long-term assistance.
Innovation For Children: UNICEF works with partners in every sector to co-create innovative solutions that accelerate progress for children and young people, innovating to drive results for every child.
Supply And Logistics: UNICEF delivers sustainable access to lifesaving supplies where they are most needed, accelerating results for the most vulnerable children. Delivering solutions to reach every child at risk.
Research And Analysis: UNICEF’s global programmes and initiatives are grounded in rigorous research and thoughtful analysis of the situation of children.
These rights of children can be fulfilled by NGO’s helping children without being dependent on any authority. We at Pehchaan The Street School are helping children receive their basic needs and education. With this, we are protecting the rights of children under the UN Convention on the Rights of Child especially right to life, right to survival, right to development and right to education.
About the Author: Mohammed Rafi Shaik is a Student of International Relations at Amity University, Noida currently working as an Intern at Pehchaan the Street School.