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WCP program
Step-by-step

Your school decides when you want to start working with the WCP program: the important thing is for everyone to have sufficient time and opportunity to learn and be empowered by the program for a better world. Below is a description of the program content, step by step.

If you are not already a Global Friend-school, start by registering as one. It is free of charge!

1. The rights of the child in your country

Study the rights of the child and whether these rights are respected where you live and throughout the country. Is there anything you’d like to change? What obligations are attached to the rights? | (p. 12–13 of The Globe and the fact sheet on your country.

2: YOU ME EQUAL RIGHTS

Be inspired by girls and boys who are fighting for equal rights for girls. They are discussing issues and creating change where they live, and become role models for children around the world. | p. 91-107 in The Globe

3. The rights of the child in the world

Study facts and statistics about the situation for children in different countries, and experience other children’s reality through the jury children, the Child Rights Ambassadors and children fighting for gender equality. | p. 6-15, p. 91-107 
in The Globe

4: Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Study the Global Goals, which world leaders have agreed to achieve by 2030 to reduce extreme poverty, fight injustice and stop climate change. Focus specifically on Goals 5, 10 and 16. | p. 88-89 in The Globe

5. Child Rights Heroes & change makers

Meet the three Child Rights Heroes who are candidates for the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child. Their ideas and work for a better world provide inspiration and engage children on the subject of rights and the Global Goals. p. 34–87 of The Globe

6: Democracy 
& election campaign

Study the history of democracy and fundamental democratic principles. Find out how election campaigns work and compare democratic development in different countries. Find out what is required to conduct a democratic election. | p. 16-18 in The Globe

7. The Global Vote

Children organise their own election day featuring ballot boxes, election officiators and election observers, and vote for their favourite from among the Child Rights Heroes. On your school’s Global Vote Day, the children vote for their Child Rights Heroes! Report the number of votes for each candidate to the WCP focal point in your country, in the online ballot box or to the WCP office. Once millions of children’s votes have been counted, it is announced which of the Child Rights Heroes has received the most votes and is named recipient of The World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child, and which two will receive World’s Children’s Prize Honorary Awards. You can hold a school assembly and announce the results or set up a World’s Children’s Press Conference, where the students reveal the voting results and demand changes to the rights of the child, locally and globally. | p. 19-33 in The Globe

8: Round the Globe Run for a Better World

1 April 2019 sees the conclusion 
of the Round the Globe Run for 
a Better World. Children around the world present their demands for change, form a human chain and walk or run 3 km. | p. 90 in The Globe

9. No Litter Day

Children around the world celebrate No Litter Day and demonstrate that they belong to the No Litter Generation by collecting litter and sharing knowledge about the environment and climate change. | p. 108-127 in The Globe

 
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