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The WCP Program

Here you will learn everything about the World’s Children’s Prize program (WCP), step by step, with suggestions for materials to use, lesson plans, exercises, and activities.The WCP Program is one of the world’s largest annual education initiatives, empowering children to become changemakers.

Here we will guide you through the step of the WCP Program, and how you can use its lessons, activities and materials to educate and empower young people about: children in your community about:
  • The equal value of every individual.
  • The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • How democracy works.
  • How to fight against injustice, poverty, racism and oppression.
  • The UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

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

Steps in the Program

You and your school decide when and for how long you want to work with the WCP program, as long as everyone has sufficient time and opportunity to learn and be empowered during the program cycle. This is how you do it, step by step (click on the steps to learn more):

Kim and Hassan in Zimbabwe guide you to the WCP Program!

The rights of the child

Study children’s rights as they are expressed in the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child. Are these rights respected where you live, in your country, and in the world? Do girls and boys have equal rights and opportunities? Is there anything you’d like to change? What obligations are attached to the rights? | Learn more about Child Rights where you live, Girls' Rights and Child Rights in the world.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Study the Global Goals and how the world can achieve them by 2030 to reduce extreme poverty, fight injustice and stop climate change. Also, learn how the goals are connected to the Rights of the Child. | More about the Global Goals.

The Child Rights Heroes

Meet thh Child Rights Heroes who have been honoured by the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child since the year 2000. Their stories, and the storieas about children they fight for, provide inspiration and learnings on child rights and the Global Goals in real life. | Learn more about the Child Rights Heroes.


Study the history of democracy and fundamental democratic principles, and how election campaigns work. Later you will organize your own democratic election in your school, with ballot boxes, and election officiators. | Learn more about how to work with democracy.

Changemaker Day

Based on the knowledge gained in the WCP Program, children around the globe organize their own Changemaker Day when it suits them best. They present their demands for change, and end by walking or running 3 km for a better local community, country, and world. | Learn more about how to organize a Changemaker day at your school

Caring for the planet

Children around the world learn about how to care for their environment and be part of stopping climate change. Your school can organize a No Litter Day when it suits you, picking litter and informing everybody in your community about the urgent need to care for the planet. | Learn more


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