Dibrugarh, 11th July, 2019:
Keeping up with the motto that young people are the driving force behind change, a group of UNICEF-trained young reporters from Dibrugarh organised a 10-day summer camp at Pachim Gabhoru Pathar School here from July 1.
The progamme was organised to create awareness among adolescents and young people about healthy eating habits, hand washing, hygiene, public speaking, yoga etc. The camp organised under UNICEF ‘s Young Reporters programme concluded on Wednesday and witnessed the active involvement of a large number of young participants, teachers and parents.
The Young Reporters programme of UNICEF aims to increase awareness among adolescents and young people about child rights so that they can speak out and mobilise their communities to act. The ultimate aim is to change social attitudes and promote a culture of respect for children’s rights.
The Dibrugarh district administration with support from UNICEF started the Young Reporters programme in 2017.
The young reporters who are trained have been actively participating in various activities. They talk about child rights, organise meeting in their locality to aware people regarding menstrual hygiene, nutrition, healthy eating with the help of Asha and Anganwadi workers.
Young Reporter Bharati Kalita (17) said “Summer camps are important as they help to enhance the creativity of the children. It is better to invest this time into capacity-building of the brain through various amusing activities. In these camps, children are able to learn much more in an imaginative way for which we usually don’t have time throughout the year.”