Awareness via social media
- Organization: Youth Coalition for Education Liberia (YOCEL)
- Project: Making Children’s Voices Count
- Country: Liberia
- Goal: To raise awareness on violence against children by means of a capacity building training for children on ICT and social media campaigning
Almost half of Liberia’s population, estimated at 4,4 million, consists of children. Young people make more and more use of social media and the possibilities of online technologies to protect children against violence are growing over the years. Social media became an important tool for children to let their voices be heard and to reach other young people. Together with our projectpartner YOCEL we like to respond to this trend and provide children with the right guidance to make use of these tools.
Awareness raising via social media
KidsRights will raise awareness on children’s rights and in particular violence against children, via social media. Together with local organization YOCEL, we will train twenty children on ICT and social media, leadership and campaigning, in order to start their own campaigns on violence against children. This way children will teach and inform other children and expand the circle of awareness across the country.
Our project partner YOCEL
YOCEL is a youth-led organization that has been established in 2013. This organization fights for a world in which every child has equal access to a proper education. They focus on education, entrepreneurship and lobbying. They created a platform of young people who are able to speak up. YOCEL emphasizes the participation and commitment of the community as a means to address the needs of young people.