Right to play is ensured through Good Cause Campaign in Bangladesh

Monday 15 May 2017

An orientation program under the “Good Cause Campaign” project took place in Dhaka between 8-9 March, 2017. The project is funded by the IKEA Foundation with an aim to prevent unsafe migration and advance the rights of children on the move to protection, education and play.

The project staff of Save the Children and partners participated in the event to develop their understanding for quality engagement.

Child Protection, Policy Rights & Governance (PRG) and Education Sector are jointly managing and implementing the project in partnership with the Association for Community Development (ACD), Breaking the Silence (BTS) and INCIDIN.

Around 30,000 community people, including children, parents and caregivers in Sathkira, Rajshahi and Dhaka districts are the direct project participants and a variety of activities have been planned over the three years of the project to achieve the outcome of preventing  unsafe migration. This includes supporting Community based child protection committees (CBCPC), socialization centre and the Multiple Activity Center (MAC) and making linkages with local governments, local institutions and other service providers at the community level.

The project will focus on creating educational opportunities for deprived children, strengthening child protection mechanisms and ensuring accessibility to all kinds of services.In addition, ‘socialization centre’- a model of Save the Children; will be followed as an information hub to create safe spaces for play, development, protection and also to maximize child participation.Finally, the project will draw national attention to the need to invest in children on the move through national planning and budgeting processes, as well as upholding children’s right to play, rest and leisure.