CATS 2015: Inspirational Keynote Speakers

29/07/2015
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INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT CATS 2015

Day 2

On Tuesday morning the 300 participants of CATS 2015 minus the young children had the chance to listen to our three keynote speakers, each of them explaining from a different perspective the need for better implementation of child participation in the world.

Firstly the former Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Kirsten Sandberg pointed out that children are human beings and citizens living in society, so it would be more relevant to ask “why should children not participate.”

Kesz Valdez, the 2012 Winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize, followed her motivating speech with his personal and incredibly inspiring story. He told the audience about his life in the dumpsite in Cavite City, Philippines, and how his life changed when he met a social worker who took him in and gave him love, in addition to a roof, food, and the opportunity to create an organisation to help other children in street situations.

Lastly Nkem Oselloka-Orakwue shared her experience of working for children’s right to participate in decisions that affect them at a time when children were not valued on the Nigerian television.

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