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  • 1. Workshop on the Assessment ofChild Rights Teaching Practices in South Asia Experiences from St. Xavier’s College, Kathmandu Nepal
  • 2. Tell me and Ill forget. Show me, and I maynot remember. Involve me, and Illunderstand
  • 3. St. Xavier’s College, Social Work Department• St. Xavier’s College was established in 1988• Social work department was established in 1996• Fr Charles Law a Christian Missionary• Nirmala Niketan contributed in development of curriculum• Approx. 600 social workers have been graduated• Social workers engaged in I/NGOs, GOs, CBOs• Independent social work practitioner
  • 4. Decades of Social Work Education…• BSW (Kathmandu University)- Generalist social work practice• MSW ( Purwanchal University)-Professional trained social workers• PGDC in Social Work ( Collaboration with Adam Smith International)- Focus on professional training of government officers• Certificate Course on Human Rights
  • 5. Child Rights in BSWIntroduction• BSW- generalist social work practice• Theory and practice• All together 35 subjects in 4 years• “Human Rights and Social Work”
  • 6. Contd.Objective : To explore basic concept of child rights and its practice in NepalDuration: 7 hrsContents : • Concept of child rights • Child rights violation • National and international declaration • Legal aid in relation to child rights
  • 7. Child Rights in MSWIntroduction• Focus is on highly trained professional social workers• Theory and practice• “Child Rights”
  • 8. Contd.Objective: To help the students to equip with basis theoretical concept and their implementation in practiceDuration: One SemesterContents: • Concept of Childhood • Human Rights and Child Rights • The principle of Child Participation
  • 9. Contd. • The principle of Non-Discrimination • Principle of Accountability • Child Protection • Child Rights in Nepal • applying the Principle of Child Rights
  • 10. Child Rights in PGDCIntroduction: Focuses government officers to learn knowledge, value and skills of social work
  • 11. Objective: Conceptual understanding of child rights issue and juvenile justiceDuration: 6 monthContents: • Child labor • Children in special needs • Education of children • Constitution- Protection of children • UNCRC 1989, MDG
  • 12. Contd. • The children act 1992 • Child labor prohibition and promotion act 2000 • Kamaiyas Prohibition act 2002 and children related protection and promotion act 2007 • Adoption of children: legal frameworks • Juvenile laws
  • 13. Certificate Course in Human RightsObjective: To make social workers to be familiar with human rightsDuration: 4 hrsContents: • Convention on the rights of children • National child rights mechanism and roles of social workers
  • 14. Resource Person• Full time MSW graduate• Experts from I/NGOs, Activist, Media personal• Guest lecturer from national child rights commission
  • 15. Course Delivery Methods• Class room lecture• Discussion and Interaction• Field work and block placement• Documentaries on child rights• seminars and workshop• PBL
  • 16. Perception of Students and Teachers
  • 17. Challenges• Lack of research in child rights• Lack of trainings for teachers• Lack of coordination with GOs, I/NGOs• Not able to relate with indigenous practice• Lack of frequent revision of the courses
  • 18. Conclusion and Discussion
  • 19. Raj K. YadavLecturerSocial Work DepartmentSt. Xavier’s College,