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"About 29,000 children under the age of five – 21 each minute – die every day, mainly from preventable causes.”- UNICEF

The Declaration of the Rights of the Child is the name given to a series of related children's rights proclamations drafted by Save the Children founder Eglantyne Jebb in 1923.

In 1989, the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted by UN General Assembly. On September 2, 1990 it became international law with one notable exception: the US signed the Charter but has not ratified it. The Convention consists of 54 articles that address the basic human rights to children everywhere are entitled:

 

  • the right to survival;

  • the right to develop to the fullest;

  • protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation;

  • the right to participate fully in family, cultural and social life.

  • The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child.

 

Under the Convention, a child is defined as "... every human being below the age of eighteen years unless, under the law applicable to the child, majority is attained earlier." read more here.

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PROJECT teach how TO fish - Empowering people

"Empowered people have freedom of choice and action. This in turn enables them to better influence the course of their lives and the decisions which affect them." All your ideas are GOOD! 

As this project main propose is to empower poor people and not do only "small charity projects", we want to end the system that perpetually generates the need for philanthropy to profit with poor people. How? Teaching people how to have a long term solution to empower them and give them the self-sufficiency from this kind of business.Please note that "not everything that shines is gold" and good pictures are easy to achieve in such a beautiful country full of lovely and pure people. 

Come on, let's work together! Please join us. Know more here.

 

“Live simply so others may simply live.”

empowering people

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Go Back to Cambodia as a Volunteer to help Children

My name is Susana Pinto, I'm Portuguese and I live in Lisbon. Working in the production of digital format, I've always been sensitive to the needs of the poor, especially children. In 2006 I made my first trip to India as a volunteer and worked in an orphanage in Bangalore. In 2012, I returned to India, this time to Goa, where I visited several orphanages and shelters and now I  represent and NGO in Portugal to support the organization, sponsorship and looking for volunteers. Last March I traveled to Cambodia for 10 days, to join as a volunteer, a friend  in a project with children,  free from any associations, foundations or organizations. I assumed all expenses, from the 6 flights from Lisbon to Siem Reap and the return, stay, meals, half of all journeys and even the vacation days I asked specifically for that purpose in my workplace.

Now that returned I just want to go back, raise the necessary means to return again and be able to help all those children and adults to have a better life, to achieve some dreams and above all to have access to some basics, as the right to education, health, hygiene and LOVE.

 

Your contribution will always be of paramount importance, because every euro, every US dollar counts, so that I can make this dream come true, and I think is shared by every child I came across.

Thank you for believing in me and helping me to ensure that I can again serve that wonderful people with open arms and open heart, as soon as possible.

 

Please join and help at www.indiegogo.com 

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photos from India (2012and Cambodia

 

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UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.