UNICEF Needs Volunteer School Speakers

18 Jan

unicef vol2Every year, the Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK) organises various educational activities to promote children’s rights. Last year, UNICEF HK visited over 80 school for more than 120 talks to interact with primary and secondary school students in Hong Kong. Through videos and life stories, students could learn about the lives of the children worldwide and UNICEF’s work on child survival, protection, development and civil participation.

unicef volNow, UNICEF HK is inviting you to take part in their education efforts as a UNICEF HK Voluntary School Speaker, an opportunity to learn more about global children’s issues to conduct school talks at primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong

The duties of a volunteer include:
– Conduct school talks at primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong. Topics include “Children’s Rights”, “War and Children”, “HIV/ADIS and Children”, “Natural Disasters and Children”, “Children in China” and “Water and Sanitation
– Establish and maintain relationships with schools.

Join UNICEF HK as voluntary school speaker if you are:
– Aged 18 or above (Full-time tertiary students are welcome);
– Responsible, independent and proactive;
– Fluent in Cantonese and English, good at communication; and
– Passionate in promoting child rights and UNICEF’s work
Experience in teaching or serve children/youth related work is an advantage.

UNICEF HK will provide training and all necessary school talk materials to those who found suitable. For more information about their project and to sign up please visit their website.

About UNICEF:
Founded in 1946, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is the world’s leading United Nations organisation working specifically for children, with the mandate and influence to transform their lives. The Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF HK), one of the 36 National Committees, was founded in 1986 to raise funds to support UNICEF’s work worldwide and to promote, advocate for child rights in Hong Kong. They believe their work is not completed until all champion for child rights to achieve four Zero Sufferings for children.
UNICEF_BelieveinZero
ZERO Mortality ⇔ Right to Survival
Every child has the right to enjoy food, clean water, health services and a standard of living, etc. adequate for survival

ZERO Underdevelopment ⇔ Right to Development

Every child has the right to education, leisure, participation in cultural activities and understanding their basic rights, etc.

ZERO Abuse ⇔ Right to Protection
Every child has the right to special protection in situations of armed conflict or conflict with the law, and should be protected from any forms of abuse, neglect or exploitation

ZERO Isolation ⇔ Right to Participation
Every child has the right to freedom of expression; social, economic, cultural and religion activities; association and peaceful assembly; information from diverse sources

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