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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163950
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Mountain Children's Forum: Youth Making a Difference
Author(s):
Hallock, Erin; The Mountain Children's Forum
Author Details:
Erin Hallock, B.Arts and Science, Student, Arts and Science Programme, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, email: hallocea@mcmaster.ca; The Mountain Children's Forum
Abstract:
Mountains have existed for too long at the peripheries of people's minds despite the fact that one in twelve people, 245 million of whom are in rural areas and developing countries, live in the mountains. The Mountain Children's Forum (MCF) is working to empower children of the mountains to make positive changes in their lives and communities. It is hoped that by tapping the energy and idealism of the children, the possibilities for lasting change and development in mountain communities will be enhanced. During the International Conference of Mountain Children in 2002 that launched the MCF, 100 young people from India and Nepal came up with a declaration indicating the issues they wanted to address in their communities, including child exploitation and abuse, fighting drug abuse and alcoholism, improving the quality of government schools and conserving the environment. Since then, the Mountain Children's Forum has developed into a loose network of children's groups, within which young people decide for themselves what issues they want to take on, and how. The MCF partner organizations provide facilitation, support and assistance to the children's chapters. Workshops have been organized in various regions on the topics of institution building, indigenous food crops, disaster preparedness and management, and youth leadership. A monthly Hindi-language magazine helps the children of the MCF stay connected with one another and further programming has focused on teaching children to write and edit their own community newspapers. The presence of the children's network across the Indian state of Uttaranchal is spreading. These youth-led groups share messages of education, health and community-cooperation. In four villages, children involved with the MCF have set up small libraries of their own and, thanks to a grant from the Barton Foundation, the MCF was able to supplement these collections with a set of books for each library. Many mountain children have also made dramatic progress and have taken initiative to engage their local government, get new teachers for their schools, clean up their villages and raise awareness about health and hygiene in their communities.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Host:
McMaster University
Conference Location:
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Description:
2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Mountain Children's Forum: Youth Making a Differenceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHallock, Erinen_US
dc.contributor.authorThe Mountain Children's Forumen_US
dc.author.detailsErin Hallock, B.Arts and Science, Student, Arts and Science Programme, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, email: hallocea@mcmaster.ca; The Mountain Children's Forumen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163950-
dc.description.abstractMountains have existed for too long at the peripheries of people's minds despite the fact that one in twelve people, 245 million of whom are in rural areas and developing countries, live in the mountains. The Mountain Children's Forum (MCF) is working to empower children of the mountains to make positive changes in their lives and communities. It is hoped that by tapping the energy and idealism of the children, the possibilities for lasting change and development in mountain communities will be enhanced. During the International Conference of Mountain Children in 2002 that launched the MCF, 100 young people from India and Nepal came up with a declaration indicating the issues they wanted to address in their communities, including child exploitation and abuse, fighting drug abuse and alcoholism, improving the quality of government schools and conserving the environment. Since then, the Mountain Children's Forum has developed into a loose network of children's groups, within which young people decide for themselves what issues they want to take on, and how. The MCF partner organizations provide facilitation, support and assistance to the children's chapters. Workshops have been organized in various regions on the topics of institution building, indigenous food crops, disaster preparedness and management, and youth leadership. A monthly Hindi-language magazine helps the children of the MCF stay connected with one another and further programming has focused on teaching children to write and edit their own community newspapers. The presence of the children's network across the Indian state of Uttaranchal is spreading. These youth-led groups share messages of education, health and community-cooperation. In four villages, children involved with the MCF have set up small libraries of their own and, thanks to a grant from the Barton Foundation, the MCF was able to supplement these collections with a set of books for each library. Many mountain children have also made dramatic progress and have taken initiative to engage their local government, get new teachers for their schools, clean up their villages and raise awareness about health and hygiene in their communities.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:35:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:35:27Z-
dc.conference.date2006-
dc.conference.hostMcMaster Universityen_US
dc.conference.locationDhaka, Bangladeshen_US
dc.description2006 International Conference: Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Conference on the Impact of Global Issues on Women and Children, co-organized by McMaster University and the State University of Bangladesh, is an opportunity for the interdisciplinary exchange of development expertise and will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from February 12-16, 2006.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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