TECHNICAL PROGRAM 2– CHILD PROTECTION /6-14 AGE GROUP/
Online security of children /4 months/ -20 children –
Internet - accessible almost to everybody - together with its positive aspects can also pose a great threat to children because it is full of aggressive, sexually explicit information as well as materials having a negative impact on the formation of children’s value system. Risks are numerous and in order to minimize them World Vision Armenia, jointly with the National Center of Educational Technologies, has developed a program aimed at raising children’s, parents’ and teachers’ awareness of online security.
Debate Clubs /4 months/ -15 children –
Debate clubs enable children and young people to freely express their thoughts, build a good speech, be able to debate by managing their emotions and make the debate more constructive. These skills are extremely important for children regardless of their future profession. With the purpose of learning the art of debate and developing their critical thinking children acquire theoretical knowledge and participate in inter-school and national debate games.
Peace Road /6 months/ -20 children –
Through these trainings children learn to make decisions without causing harm to others and without manifestations of discrimination, and to overcome conflicts peacefully. In the framework of the model importance of preventing violent behavior among peers is particularly highlighted.
End Violence /1 month/ - 20 children/parents –
The child must understand when his/her or their friend’s rights are violated. The same refers also to the parent. Thanks to this training both children and their parents understand what violation of child rights means, what to do in such cases, and what kind of response mechanisms are in place. The training is conducted in schools.
Disaster and Risk Reduction Training in Schools – 1 school –
In the framework of the model children must have a clear understanding of how to act during various disasters. Introduction to evacuation plan is part of the training; relevant drills are practiced as well.
Summer Camp – 9-13 age group /7 days/
During the camp children acquire life skills, they learn to be independent and their communication skills improve. Besides games and entertainment, summer camps include an educational component with three directions:
- Information technologies,
- Child rights and education,
- Disaster and risk reduction and life skills: