Today Barnardos is joining in the celebrations for World Children’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of children and the joys of childhood.
Posted on Tuesday 20 November 2018 in Advocacy, Press Releases
Today Barnardos is joining in the celebrations for World Children’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the uniqueness of children and the joys of childhood. It is a chance to highlight the value of children and young people in society today for their individuality, innocence and optimism. An opportunity to reflect on the importance of enabling all children to reach their potential and ensuring all their rights are upheld.
Suzanne Connolly, Barnardos CEO said: “I’m delighted to be involved in the Kids Take-Over initiative and have two girls Shannon Murphy aged 10 and Chanel Smith aged 14 who’ve availed of Barnardos services shadowing me for the day. It is a great opportunity for me to hear their insights and experiences of using Barnardos services, and what priorities they feel the organisation should focus on under my leadership. The importance of listening to children and young people can’t be underestimated, their opinions are always insightful.”
Another young person who availed of Barnardos Bereavement Service is presenting at the Ombudsman for Children’s Child Talks event in Dublin City Hall. While another child from Barnardos Waterford service will be shadowing Minister Simon Harris on Wednesday 21st November.
Barnardos is part of a coalition of statutory and non-statutory organisations involved in a suite of activities including the Kids Take-Over initiative, Child Talks and film / report launches all designed to promote World Children’s Day: www.childrensday.ie.