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SCEAD Foundation organised a march against child labour which began at 9.30 a.m. Students and volunteers marched from Freedom Park to the Bangalore University campus. More than 10,000 people were part of the march and pledged to put an end to child labour.
12 JUNE 2012
WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR
“I giovani in azione per il 12 giugno ”
(Youth in action on June the 12th)
Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media
On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour promoted by the International Labour
Organization (ILO)1 which is observed on June 12th, a major celebration was held in Macerata at the San
Paolo Auditorium in Piazza della Libertà at 9.45 am to show the commitment of young people in promoting social justice and respecting human rights.
In the framework of a memorandum of understanding aimed at creating a training course designed to
promote cooperation and solidarity among the younger generations, the Province of Macerata decided to
join and support the international initiative called “I giovani in azione per il 12 giugno ” (Youth in action on
June the 12th). The initiative has been designed and developed by the LumbeLumbe ONLUS Association,
in collaboration with the mountain community called "Monti Azzurri" and the municipalities of Sarnano,
Monte San Martino, Penna San Giovanni and Sant’Angelo in Pontano.
In the context of the Global Campaign Against Child Labour promoted by the International Labour
Organization intended to serve as a catalyst for the worldwide movement against child labour, the initiative
is divided into several phases in an effort to raise awareness and call attention to the issues of globalization,
labour rights and child labour. The project is based upon the SCREAM methodology - (Supporting
Children's Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media) - promoted by the ILO’s International
Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC). Translated into 20 different languages and
disseminated in eighty countries, the SCREAM methodology aims to leverage the creativity and knowledge
of young people and to encourage their active participation and social commitment.
The programme has actively involved 150 boys and girls aged 5 to 26 years, supported by 20 young tutors
from the LumbeLumbe Association who participated in a training programme aimed at fostering a sense of
responsible glocal citizenship (global vision and local action) among young people. The boys and girls
involved in the various municipalities have created unique, sizable (3.5 x 7, 8 meters) works of art of deep
symbolic value in support of the Global Campaign Against Child Labour.
Designed to be disseminated in schools at all grade levels and eventually in universities, the methodology
offers a unique opportunity to open new horizons for younger generations. It aims to engage them in
experiences that stimulate critical thinking, foster debate and solidarity, and instill in them a sense of social
responsibility based in to knowledge and reflection, thus empowering them to become young advocates
promoting a culture of human rights in their communities.
The 5 paintings were served as an appeal to the public, drawing the attention of civil society and the media,
and were exhibited along with those canvases created by LumbeLumbe tutors during their training in
Romeand in the Marche region. The paintings were officially presented to the respective municipalities in
the week prior to the World Day Against Child Labour and then in Macerata for the celebration on June
12th. They were on exhibit throughout the day and were available to the public in facilities at local
institutions including the University and the Municipality of Macerata.
Local authorities, together with officials from the International Labour Organization and schools involved
in the project, took part in the celebration, which had showed young people how valuable and important
their social commitment is to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals promoted by the
United Nations. This action launched an important message of solidarity and responsibility and allowed the
young people involved to join a worldwide network of youth committed to the fight for social justice
through the 12to12 community portal.
The event was held in the San Paolo Auditorium, kindly made available by the University of Macerata
and was opened to the public; some seats were reserved for invited guests.
A large map will be presented, depicting what will happen after a nuclear device is detonated and it's effects on the surrounding environment for the following years. There will also be a papier-machê bomb on display made by the NGO's volunteers and local students.
International participants are going to help develop the project. They come from countries such as Portugal, Taiwan, China, Czech Republic and Germany.
Project Partners : BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY
Volunteer Partners : AIESEC BANGALORE, Ramaiah College Bangalore and Christ University.
Volunteers from all over the state of Karnataka and India combined their efforts to make this event a huge success. Foreign individuals from Europe and Asia who have been cooperating with SCEAD Foundation also took part in the project by sharing some valuable insight on the occurrence or non-existence of overpopulation in their respective home countries. We hope that the comparative study that was made will provide every participant the opportunity to further enhance their knowledge on the subject.