On 20 November, we celebrate World Children’s Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It’s a day for children by children – a day to imagine a better future for every child. This year, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a child rights crisis. The costs of the pandemic for children are immediate and, if unaddressed, may last a lifetime.
Kampamba (16) is one of the young journalists trained by World Vision in Zambia. In this inspiring video, Kampamba educates his community about how to protect themselves from COVID-19 and also teaches children about their rights, as he fights against school dropout and child marriage.
Click here to learn how he does it.
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, children in Southern Africa already faced various forms of abuse, including sexual violence, child marriage and exploitation.Read World Vision's latest report sharing experiences & recommendations of girls and boys in Southern Africa on the impact of COVID-19 to learn more: https://www.wvi.org/publications/report/experiences-recommendations-girls-and-boys-southern-africa-impact-covid-19