from the Director
A Groundbreaking Resource to Protect Children From Violence and Contribute to Their Holistic Well-Being Was Launched
After four years of research and collaboration, the 22 organizations and individuals that comprise the Consortium on Nurturing Values and Spirituality in Early Childhood for the Prevention of Violence launched an innovative resource to nurture the spiritual development of children.
This comprehensive Toolkit aims to help equip faith actors to actively engage in the protection of children from violence and the promotion of their holistic well-being.
This Toolkit is an invitation for you to be part of the movement to nurture children’s spiritual development and to join hands in action to prioritize this often under-researched, underinvested and misunderstood domain of child development, that can help further children’s holistic well-being and contribute to the flourishing of each and every child.
Empowering Young Leaders through the Children’s Solutions Lab
Have you heard the inspiring stories of children who harvested fruits to make food packages for their peers in need? What about the remarkable girls who demonstrated unwavering dedication in constructing a bathroom at a school that previously had just one restroom designated for boys only?
These incredible initiatives were part of the second round of the Children’s Solutions Lab, which was launched in 2022. Five exceptional groups of children from Armenia, Brazil, Ghana, Malawi, and Niger were selected as awardees. They received both funding and support to implement their outstanding child-led projects aimed at bringing positive changes to their communities.
Take a moment to discover their inspiring stories and the positive impact they have made!
Migrant and Refugee Children: The Power of Ethics Education and Faith-Sensitive Approaches for Children’s Well-being
Ethics education has emerged as a transformative force in cultivating inclusive and peaceful societies, especially within host, migrant, and refugee communities. Furthermore, faith-sensitive approaches have proven instrumental in nurturing children’s spirituality and strengthening the resilience of children on the move.
Throughout the year, we collaborated closely with educators, faith communities, civil society organizations, UN agencies, governments, and children and youth across Europe, united in our commitment to safeguarding the well-being of migrant and refugee children.
Working Collaboratively to Promote the Rights of Children Worldwide
Promoting children’s rights is a moral imperative and an essential duty that calls upon individuals, communities, governments, and organizations to unite and take action.
The Geneva office represents Arigatou International on several platforms which advocate for the protection and promotion of children’s rights and seek to contribute to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year, the Geneva office participated in various networks and working groups to advance children’s rights.