Rights 4U Course for young people held at Manresa House, Gozo
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This is the 10th consecutive year that the Office of the Commissioner for Children is organising its annual children’s rights course ‘Rights 4U.’ The topic for this year’s courses is focused on ‘Better Internet.- Be Smart Online.’
The first course was at Manresa House in Gozo, last week, between the 11th and 13th of August, and proved to be a great success.
This year there are three live-in courses being organised due to the large amount of applications received. This has been made possible due to the support received by the HSBC Malta Foundation.
Through these three day initiatives, 120 young people aged between 13 and 15, will participate in various activities in which they will not only learn about their rights but they will also actively explore and engage in discussions about their rights. The participants develop critical thinking skills, build social ties and implement concepts such as respect.The second Rights 4U course was opened today by the Minister Dr Micheal Farrugia, Mrs Helen D’Amato, Commissioner for Children, Mr Josef Camiileri, Director of the HSBC Malta Foundation and Dr Joe Cassar, member of the Family Affairs Committee, at the Archbishop’s Seminary Rabat, until the 20th of August. Another will be held at the same venue from the 26th to the 28th of August.
The Commissioner for Children, Mrs. Helen D’Amato will be present throughout the three day event in order to increase dialogue with the young people as well as to receive feedback form the young people themselves.