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Empowering Children through Children's Parliament

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Mumbai, Apr. 27. Bosco Gramin Vikas Kendra (BGVK), Ahmednagar has been venturing out into new avenues time and again. This time the the staff and community are working on setting up Children's parliament in about thirty villages. The group that will benefit from the venture is made up of children below the age of eighteen years.
Children's Parliament an organisation/movement for children. It is a forum that gives a chance to the childen to 'speak for the children, by the children and of the children.'  It serves as a platform for the children to develop leadership skills, confidence, team spirit, analytical skills and maturity.

Through a process built on parliamentary democracy the Children's Parliament work towards establishing a casteless, secular, egalitarian and non-violent society at the neighbourhood to global levels.

The initial process required for setting up a Children's Parliament is that of choosing a village and letting the children elect their own ministers by following Sociocracy election method.  According to the needs of that village,  different ministers are elected like Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Home Minister, Education Minister, Sports Minister, Speaker and Health Minister, etc.

They function at different levels. Representatives from different levels federate to form a network. Thus, a structure is formed to operate from below for the children to participate meaningfully and adequately in issues that affect them.

They collectively analyse local problems with a global perspective and evolve solutions. They execute their actions with the help and guidance of adult members of their communities. The process involves also continuous monitoring and evaluation of their own activities. In this way, children continue to involve in addressing their own problems and the problems of their village.

In order to help children function better, a two day training camp on various leadership skills, capacity building and personal growth is being held in BGVK itself. The children will also learn to hold the parliament sessions.  They will learn to discuss the problems and issues that affect them as well as their village.  The camp is going to be a kickstarter to forming and running the Children's parliament.

It is hoped that the BGVK venture is going to help the children to become conscious of their rights and responsibilities as children as well as to enable them to grow to become good citizens of India, desirous of fighting against Violation of Children's Rights.
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