International Day for Street Children 2023
Run a workshop with children
For this year’s International Day for Street Children (IDSC) campaign, we will be focusing on the risks street-connected children face as both a cause and consequence of their connection to the street, and what governments and communities can do to ensure their safety.
As a way to engage the children and young people that you work with on this topic, we’re pleased to share with you three activities based on the CSC Advocacy and Action Guide.
The workshops are designed to facilitate a discussion on what they want or need so they can realise their rights and achieve their goals, and to support them to express their views on what makes them feel safe.
Activity 1 is an icebreaker exercise designed to introduce children to this year’s IDSC theme, help the group learn a little more about one another, and think about the different ways they can communicate. Activity 2 helps children to reflect on the people and places that make them feel safe or unsafe, and why; and Activity 3 allows children the space to think about how adults can build positive and trustworthy relationships with children.
The guidelines contain all of the information you will need to run the workshops, which are broken down into easy to follow activities with timings and what you will need to run them. There are also helpful notes for facilitators and tips throughout to make sure that the workshop is engaging as possible.
We would then love to share the images and views of the children who have engaged in the workshops, with their permission, as part of this year’s IDSC campaign. Please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org to share these or post them directly on your own social media channels using the hashtags #SafeStreets and #StreetChildrenDay.