CHILDREN SAID

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

Marina, 15 year old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

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

Jelena, 9 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 be protected and no one can abuse me.

Milan, 6 years old

On December 9. 2009. a meeting was held in Banja Luka with representatives of the Council of students of High school, Medical school, Electro school and Business school from Banja Luka. The reason was to familiarize students with the work of the Institution of Ombudsman and introduction of the Ombudsman for Children with work of the Network Council of students for secondary schools.

Nada Grahovac LLM, Ombudsman for Children, stressed that the Network Council of students can associate with the Ombudsman in many projects, since the Convention on Children Rights takes the child as a legal entity who has the right to express its opinion on all proceedings concerning him. Collaboration was announced to prepare the round table on the topic of alcoholism among the juveniles, on which students immediately presented their experiences related to the occurrence of alcoholism and solutions that are different in different schools.

This topic is in accordance with Article 33 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in which children are entitled to protection from the use of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, and the state is obliged to devise mechanisms for their protection. Given that children have the right to health (Article 24 of the Convention), this issue can be examined from different aspects, with the goal to do everything to prevent the harmful effects of alcohol on young people.

It is commendable that all students spoke about their participation in many projects, which they designed and implemented, and many have a humanitarian character.

President of Network of student councils, Đorđe Mihajlović, announced the newsletter in wich each school would publish their activities which would help promotion of their activities. The National Assembly would be familiar with this newsletter, because the younge believe that they have energy and knowledge that society should be familiar with.

Conversation was pleasant and themes were spontaneously imposed, which indicates possibility of good cooperation.