20th November, proclaimed as the Universal Children’s Day by UN, is observed annually as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. Chosen as a day to celebrate childhood, the day is marked as momentous for heralding the adoption of the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Child’, in 1959, and the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’, in 1989 and also for initiating novel actions for child welfare.
Bangladesh, through JAAGO, celebrated the Universal Children’s Day for the first time in 2009. The day is dubbed as our trademark event as it bespeaks the ideal we passionately believe to promote rights for every impoverished child in the country. Through the event, we want to raise awareness so that each of you do your part to render education to them and help break the cycle of poverty.
In rejoicing the UCD again, volunteers from JAAGO Foundation will sweep through 21 districts in all 7 divisions of Bangladesh to raise awareness about not just education, but this time about quality education. The day will be revered on 15th November in Dhaka and other major cities and on 13th November in other district towns with participation from 10000 volunteers.
UCD 2011 is powered by Volunteer for Bangladesh, the volunteer wing of JAAGO Foundation. contact us