Ugandan Children will have the opportunity to understand their rights courtesy of HAKI4ALL clubs. The Children through the clubs will be introduced to the HAKI for all booklet that was drafted in consultation from children including a team from Uganda
The book takes children through what child rights are, who protects these rights, how to report child rights violations and what happens if a case fails. The program will be implemented by Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) and High Sound for Children (HSC) with support from the Graca Machel Trust. (GMT).
In a meeting between UCRNN and HSC, it was noted that the clubs will be launched in Mukono and Iganga districts and later spread to other Ugandan districts.
The Executive Director, UCRNN, Damon Wamara says the clubs are a good space for children to learn and share experience.
"We are excited about this launch because it has been overdue. We were supposed to launch last year but because schools were closed due to COVID 19, we could not proceed. We are glad the long wait is over". Damon said.
He adds that this is an opportunity for Ugandan children to benefit from content drafted in consultation from Ugandan children.
The Executive Director High Sound for Children says the clubs will start in two Ugandan districts but will spread to other districts. "We are going to Mukono and Iganga first but will scale to other districts with time. The clubs are a great opportunity for Ugandan children to interact and comes at a time when Uganda is reporting high cases of child rights violations, this will empower children to speak out". Patricia said.