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Child rights teaching

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Child rights teaching

  1. 1. Workshop on the Assessment ofChild Rights Teaching Practices in South Asia Experiences from St. Xavier’s College, Kathmandu Nepal
  2. 2. Tell me and Ill forget. Show me, and I maynot remember. Involve me, and Illunderstand
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Child Rights in MSWIntroduction• Focus is on highly trained professional social workers• Theory and practice• “Child Rights”
  8. 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. 9. Contd. • The principle of Non-Discrimination • Principle of Accountability • Child Protection • Child Rights in Nepal • applying the Principle of Child Rights
  10. 10. Child Rights in PGDCIntroduction: Focuses government officers to learn knowledge, value and skills of social work
  11. 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. 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. 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. 14. Resource Person• Full time MSW graduate• Experts from I/NGOs, Activist, Media personal• Guest lecturer from national child rights commission
  15. 15. Course Delivery Methods• Class room lecture• Discussion and Interaction• Field work and block placement• Documentaries on child rights• seminars and workshop• PBL
  16. 16. Perception of Students and Teachers
  17. 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. 18. Conclusion and Discussion
  19. 19. Raj K. YadavLecturerSocial Work DepartmentSt. Xavier’s College, Kathmanduraazpeace@gmail.com

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