It's World Children's Day!
20 November, 2020
Did you know that World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day?
It's celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. And that's a good thing, right?
World Children's Day gives us all the chance to inspire, advocate and promote, and celebrate children's rights. Because we all want a better world for our children to live in. So whether you're a mum, dad, grandparent, teacher, healthcare professional, government leader, religious and community elder, media professional, civil activist - or you are a child yourself, we can all play a vital role in making a day like today relevant for kids, societies, communities and the wider world.
The Covid Crisis on Kids
This year has been especially tough on children around the world with Covid-19 profoundly impacting education, activities, social pastimes - and much more. That's why the United Nations wants us to STOP. And RETHINK about the world we'll be handing down to our kids and how, together, we can REIMAGINE the world as we want it to be.
TOGETHER nothing is impossible.
Are you aged between 13 and 24 and love to draw? Do you want to change the world and make it a better place?
If that sounds like you, then Voices of Youth is looking for you to take part in their Illustration Challenge!
Simply pick a cause that really matters to you, then create an original illustration that shows the world you want to build. Either post it on your own Instagram or submit it through Voices of Youth. You'll need to explain the inspiration behind your drawing and why that particular issue matters to you, as well as how you want to contribute to building a better world for children.
If you're a teacher or school, please share this initiative with pupils and encourage them to think about the wider world and any developmental issues that will support sustainability, wellbeing, and a general reimagining of our collective futures.
Stay safe everyone and happy World Children's Day!