CHILDREN SAID

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

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

Milan, 6 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

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

Marina, 15 year old

International Day of Children's Rights was established in 1989 by adopting the Convention on the Rights of the Child and besides other things, its goal is to constantly remind states of the obligation they took by signing the Convention.

Since 2009 in the Republic of the Srpska, central manifestation of the International Day of the Child is held in the school whose students in the previous school year had the best results in learning and behavior. This year, according to data from the Pedagogical Institute, chosen was Medical School in Banja Luka, and it proudly accepted to be the host school..

The school Director, Mr.Vladimir Jagodić welcomed the guests and, among other things, he said that this school has a balance of rights and obligations what is the key to their success.

Minister of Family, Youth and Sports, Professor Nada Tešanović in her speech once again has emphasized our obligation to do everything posible in order to enable children to exercise their rights.

Ombudsman for Children LLM Nada Grahovac warned that children's rights are obligation and responsibility of adults and by teaching children their rights, duties and responsibilities we prepare them for independent living.

Program prepared by the students of Medical School was a parade of youth, talent and energy that has delighted everyone. In the warm atmosphere hosts, through the selected poems, music and a short sketch about family issues of every schoolchild, have showed that they are excellent not only in learning and behavior, but also in extracurricular activities.

Ministry of Education and Culture, Republic Pedagogical Institute and the Ombudsman for Children traditionally organize competition of literary works and at the end of the program awards were given to students for the best literary works on topic "Internet and I, friends or not".

The first prize on behalf of the Public Fund for Child Protection was presented by Director Mr. Momir Popić to:

- Mary Kujundzic,Primary School "Vuk Karadzic" Visegrad

- Adnan Selimovic, Primary School "Branko Copic" Prnjavor

- Nina Eraković, High School Center „Kostajnica" Kostajnica

Second awards were presented on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Culture by a representative of the Ministry Ms. Ivana Idžan to:

- Kristian Ivančićević, Primary School "Vaso Pelagic" Pelagićevo,

- Igor Slijepčević, Primary School "Desanka Maksimovic," Stanari, Doboj

- Sara Pandurević, High School Center „Pale",Pale