Under the slogan (I demand my Right), CEOSS launched a festival for children at risk on Tuesday, November 26th at ITSA Center in Minia with the participation of 400 children from the project working areas in Minia and attended by the concerned representatives from the government and partner organizations.
At the beginning of the celebration, children were divided into different groups in different workshops to formulate and produce works that express the demands of the collective rights of working children and children with disabilities . during these workshops, a meeting with representatives of partner organizations and government officials was held to provide a brief summary of the history of CEOSS and its work in poor communities with marginalized groups. Then there was a show about the project’s objectives and achievements in Minia.
At the end of the day a play was preformed bout the rights of children with disabilities and working children in education, health and community integration in the presence of all the participants of the children , associations, and government officials . Finally, the government officials distributed souvenirs to all participating children.
It is worth mentioning that this festival comes within the advocacy activities in the framework of “Enabling Children at Risk in Egypt to fulfill their rights” project funded by Danmission. The project aims to improve the quality of life for the ‘Children at Risk’, (working children, disabled children and street children), by enabling them to fulfil their rights, especially in relation to education and health. This project was built on CEOSS’s rooted experience in promoting sustainable poverty alleviation through civil society advocacy and implementing developmental local initiatives that have a direct impact on the quality of life of children at risk.