CHILDREN SAID

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

Happy is the Child with the family who love, advice and support them.

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right to be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

True family should, from the our earliest period, teach us how to love and respect.

Jovana, 16 year old

I have the right to live and play, and it must be heard by everyone.

Jelena, 9 years old

Young Advisors of the Ombudsman for Children of RS spent a weekend at snowy Borja. Friendly atmosphere, interesting workshops and offered topics warmed up 25 high school students, Young Advisors of the Ombudsman for Children.

Training seminar "the right to express opinion and participation" is third and also final training seminar which is planned in the project "Preparation for certification of peer educators on the rights of the child of Young Advisors of the Ombudsman for Children of Republic of Srpska" funded by FIGAP Program.

Young Advisors during the seminar gained new knowledge about how the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and national laws govern issue of the rights of the child to express opinion and his/her participation in all matters that concern them. Young persons passed on experiences that they have in their schools, families, local communities, NGOs and stressed that it is important to them to present their opinion, but more importantly that adults hear and acknowledge that opinion.

During training seminar young people summarized the results and made conclusions and recommendations regarding the research "Reproductive health - attitude of youth" they had conducted together with the Institution.

On Sunday, December 9. Young Advisors were awarded certificates to confirm acquisition of knowledge and skills of peer educators in the field of the rights of the child and gender equality.

Young Advisors did not hide their satisfaction, though some tears were seen when they were saying goodbye and a promise that they will meet again in the work and socializing for which, they say, has brought them experience, knowledge and friendships for life.