“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.” We the Children, 2001
Countries celebrate Universal Children’s Day in different ways. Some give presents to children, others take part in events and activities and take a holiday from school.
1. Get your child’s school involved
Let your child’s school know about Universal Children’s Day and ask them what they hope to do to celebrate. Perhaps the class could bring in unwanted clothes or toys to give to underprivileged kids in other countries.
2. Hold a fundraising activity
Whether it’s a cake sale, bring and buy sale, or clothes swap party, there are loads of fun ways to raise money and awareness of children around the world.
3. Go to the library
Find out more about children in other countries. What are their typical days like? What do they eat, and where do they learn and play? This could be the beginning of a fun project with your children as you discover about the world and its people.
4. Get fit and raise awareness
Be part of the fitness world’s biggest one-day event on 18 November. Ask your gym or health club if they’re taking part.
Sign up at: https://www.workoutforwater.live/.
5. Sponsor a child
On the Plan website, you can find out more about sponsoring a child in a developing country. This is a wonderful opportunity to support a child throughout their life to gain access to clean water, food, health care and education. You will also receive regular updates on their lives, and your children will be able to share their experiences of childhood.