QADER Child Board: A New Space for Children and Children with Disabilities to Express their Needs and Aspirations
Bethlehem – In light of their effort to target children and children with disabilities within its programmes, QADER for Community Development has formed a child's advisory board. Accordingly, 9 children between the age of 13 to17 years (3 males, 6 females) were selected to be members in this board, through which they will have the opportunity to express their needs and hopes.
The members of QADER’s child board participated in a number of trainings and meetings in 2019 and 2020 on children’s rights, the rights of persons with disabilities, and the related international conventions, as well as a series of communication and advocacy trainings.
Through these trainings, QADER aims to develop the skills of children to become more involved in its programmes by attending its official meetings and freely giving their opinions and feedback on the programmes that target children and children with disabilities.
QADER’s team continues to communicate and follow up with the children to keep them involved. This year, due to the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19, since March of 2020, a number of training workshops and meetings with the children have been done online via Microsoft Teams.