CHILDREN SAID

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

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

Marina, 15 year old

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

Jelena, 9 years old

I have the right and obligation to go to school

Marko, 10 years old

On the occasion of International Child's Day many schools have prepared programs that will mark this day, although schools are places where children, everyday, enjoy their rights.

Deputy Ombudsman for Children with associates was a guest in Elementary School "Novak Pivašević" in Stara Dubrava. This school has deserved special attention because in it there is no peer violence and unexcused absences, but there is work, knowledge, talent, understanding, caring and of course, love. These are values that are the foundation of every right of a child and in this school, children know a lot about their rights. They showed that with an appropriate program in which the youngest students have participated. With a lot of spirit and from the heart they spoke appropriate verses on the right to name, tradition, health, healthy environment, education, parental care and expressing opinions. All that they have said is the evidence that here the Convention is lived and not read from articles and big words. Especially interesting were first graders who came from local schools to their first public performances and show what they have learned about their rights in 55 days that they attend the school.

Events were attended by parents, which speaks about a close relation of school and parents, trust and mutual care and work that everyone invests in order that these youngsters grow up into healthy and happy children.