Today is Human Rights Day.
For 80% of children in Uganda, their rights are being abused in some way.
One of Kids Club Kampala's Core Values is to uphold the rights of the child. We believe that all children have the right to be loved, respected and cared for. They have the right to have fun in a safe environment, whilst having access to adequate food, shelter, clothing, education and healthcare.
As an organisation, we are working with our children, volunteers and communities to ensure that children's human rights are being upheld, advocated for, and not abused. We are doing this in several ways:
We are educating children about their human rights and encouraging them to advocate for and raise awareness about their rights.
Children performing dances and dramas to raise awareness about their human rights
We are creating a trusting relationship with the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with. They can come and talk to us, and receive support, advice and practical help if they are in a situation where their rights are being abused.
Girls at KCK Bukoto centre discussing their human rights
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child details how the needs of children become their rights. We are practically helping children and communities to meet their basic human needs through providing food, clothing, toys, soap, and access to education.
Vital donations of clothes, school materials and food for the children
We are talking to parents and getting to know families in the communities that we work in to educate them, support their human rights, and to raise awareness about children’s rights.
All of our staff and volunteers have signed up to and follow Kids Club Kampala’s code of conduct to ensure that we are keeping children safe and protected at all times. Our volunteers receive regular training about child protection, children’s rights and First Aid.
Please join with us today on Human Rights Day as we are advocating for children’s rights and meeting their basic needs. There is a long way to go and we can’t do it alone. Please email info@kidsclubkampala to find out more about how you can get involved and support us in this.