Updated on the 10/12/2014

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"Protection of Mobile Children by organized children and youth "


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When the African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY) was set up, it soon realized that vocational training was one of the keys to success in life by offering more employment opportunities on the African continent which is globally characterized by youth underemployment.

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Meeting of the Africa Commission and AMWCY Communication Group

WCY awareness about the disease Ebola

Press Conference of COMAF

Delegates to the COMAF and GCOM

Meeting of the Africa Commission and AMWCY Communication Group

The Africa Commission (COMAF) and the AMWCY Communication Group held their parallel meetings from October 20 to 31, 2014 in Thies (Senegal). COMAF’s meeting focused on the assessment of AMWCY’s annual activities, particularly child protection activities and campaigns against diseases such as Ebola. They also reviewed Members’ statistics and the responses regarding the impact questionnaire on rights, studied the 2014 budget and new membership applications, shared AMWCY’s monitoring and evaluation tools, and set guidelines for the Movement for the coming 05 years. AMWY continues to expand and grow. Statistics show that, in 2014, the AMWCY claims: 831,652 members and well-wishers; 270,955 members, with 57% of girls and 73% of children; 3,915 Grassroots Groups from 362 associations in as many towns and villages as in 27 countries. Responses to impact questionnaires on the rights added to these statistics give the following: 622,214 children feel that they are protected by AMWCY; 466,811 children work less, and less hard thanks to AMWC; 450.867 had the opportunity to study or enroll for literacy courses; the health of 408,585 children has improved, 556,6722 had more fun than ever before. Comaf held some working sessions with Save the Children during which debates focused on protection in case of natural disasters and on the prevention of Ebola. As far as the AMWCY Communication Group is concerned, it discussed the types of communication to be adopted when the movement has enough financial resources. It then drew up AMWCY’s communication and advocacy plans for the next three years, produced issues of WCY Face the Challenge No 15, and comics on topics such as Ebola, AIDS and child protection. At the end of their meetings, participants had a debriefing session with their regional partners, diplomatic missions based in Dakar, and the media.


Meeting between Anastasie of OAK Foundation and the WCY of Rwanda

In the office of CVT... Patrick, member of the national coordination committee explaining the structure of the AMWC

Children looking at the photos with Anastasi

Family picture after the meeting


Sierra Leone WCY participated in a general sensitization, training sessions and communities' mobilization to help fight this Ebola virus.


Since the outbreak of this deadly virus WCY have been participated in a general sensitization, training sessions and communities’ mobilization to help fight this Ebola virus.

WCY organise communities and social awareness campaign targeting children in a deprive communities such as slums area, and hill side as the situation is increasing everybody and children are suffering from social interaction, emotional stress and physical development . Most of their parents have been affected with the deadly virus and some cannot survive it. With all these challenges WCY call on the communities’ people and humanitarian to help these children that are suffering from this trauma and stigma in their various communities because many children have been isolated of this deadly disease.

Notwithstanding WCY members have been voluntary to help provide counseling advice for those children that are in serious trauma to help them rebuild their status therefore. WCY called on the communities’ elders, youth organisation and chiefs to treat the children equally compare to their peers.

Nevertheless, WCY have create a communication link between Bo, Kenema, Kailhum and Port loko local council and the hospital management to help protecting the children from this virus because situation like this children are more vulnerable in the social.

National coordination and teams.

Taking part in Child Protection Group meeting with ECOWAS

WCY at the meeting

Amy Dione speaks on the Panel

Fatoumata Mariko speaks on the Panel

From July 14 to 16, the Regional Child Protection Group (RCPG): ILO, ENDA, AMWCY, IOM, Plan, Save the Children, SSI, SOS Village, Terre des Hommes, UNICEF, World Vision, took part in a meeting held with the Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender and ECOWAS’ technicians, in the premises of UNICEF in Dakar. AMWCY was represented by national delegates from Mali and Senegal, all members of the Executive Managerial Group and the Head of the mobility component. Attending WCYs pleaded for the participation of AMWCY in ECOWAS’ meetings on children and the integration of its action plan into ECOWAS’ action plan. They pleaded for the integration AWCYs’ action plans into the programming of member countries governments and the development of a common ECOWAS-RCPG mobility program for children, with which AMWCY will be associated, based on its experience. They wish ECOWAS could send its representatives to some of AMWCYs meetings, such as the African Commission.

RCPG got some good results with ECOWAS. A working agenda includes, among others: the participation of children's organizations in concrete project activities, an advocacy action plan with key messages, and the setting up of a committee of experts.

In a bilateral meeting with ENDA and ECOWAS’ representatives, the regional protection group obtained the following commitments: a formalization of its collaboration with AMWCY-ECOWAS through a Memorandum of Understanding; an inclusion of AMWCY in national protection policies concerning the 15 member countries; linking all this with the programs of Civil Society, Youth and Employment for youths belonging to ECOWAS countries; the presence of AMWCY’s experts in the Committee of Experts under the joint programming; training and communication to other young people through AMWCY resource persons; support from AMWCY regarding premises, equipment. The meeting also was attended by the following: the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a delegation of the European Union, journalists etc.



Meeting of the Executive Managerial Group (EMG) of the AMWCY
30 June to 10 July

The EMG at work

The EMG working in a good mood

From June 30 to July 10, 2014, the Executive Managerial Group of AMWCY met in Dakar (Senegal). Were present: MANSARE Philippe Faya from Guinea, MARIKO Fatoumata from MAli, MOHAMADOU Farida from Niger, UWIZEYIMANA Olivier from  Rwanda and NDIONE Amy from Senegal. The meeting was facilitated by ESSOMBA ONGUENE Wilfried from Cameroon. Here is the Press release produced from the outcome of the meeting.

Press release

Dear friends WCY, facilitators, partners and supporters of our movement

We members of the Executive Managerial Group of the AMWCY held our third meeting for the year from June 30 to July 10, 2014 in Dakar, Senegal. Several points have been discussed as follow:
-Assessment and planning of the quarterly activities of the AMWCY
-Discussion on the AWCY located in the large capitals of countries
-Review and Validation of the narrative and financial reports
-Checking of documents
-Examination of the tables training workshops, membership applications, technical support visits, 2014 support for the implementation of the action plans of the AWCY and coordinations
-Review of the monitoring table of receipt
-Meeting with the partners of Save the Children
-Examine the budget review
-Business Plan
-Point on the end of the Project Plan Finland/Enda/AMWCY
-Exchange on the AMWCY communication tools
-Restitution of the Lomé workshop on protection















WCY awareness on the Ebola disease

Working Children and Youth are very sensitive to the consequences of the Ebola disease in their communities. They conduct sensitization illustrated wherever they are. Examples.

To wash ones hands with soap coming out of toilets

Go to the health post

Go to the health post, but when?

To pay attention to objects on wounds


Meeting EMG/Enda / Save the Children

From 7 to 11 April 2014, a delegation of EMG (managerial Executive Group) AMWCY met in Dakar, Senegal. With officials of Enda they met the partners Save the Children and discussed with them the new 2014-2016 project entitled "working children actors in their own protection" which binds AMWCY/ENDA / Save the Children.
On 8, 9 and 10 April, they had working sessions with Save the Children during which they mainly reviewed the procedures and requirements of donors to ensure that all concerned project stakeholders follow them.
On April 08th the EMG made a general presentation of its movement, its objectives, and its functioning, from the base to the regional level.
In the afternoon, members of the EMG led officers of Save the Children (Tupuna, Katri and Amanda) to visit the grassroots group of Mbao WCY. On site, the WCY (only girls) hosted a chat discussion on sexual violence against girls: causes and consequences. They also identified some possible solutions including the intensification of awareness campaigns to make parents more responsible, girls to be more vigilant and denounce the authors of rape, inform people about the harmful effects of sexual violence on girls, etc. . .

EMG and Save Office Enda
EMG and Save in the office of Save
Exchanges in the field visit Grand Mbao
Save and EMG field visit Grand Mbao

Participation of the WCY to the cleanliness of the area of Ruyigi, Bujumbura Town Hall, Burundi

Participation of the WCY to the cleanliness of their area
Participation of the WCY to the cleanliness of their area 1


Workshop literacy Faranah Governor presents certificates to the WCY
Identification of the grassroots groups of conakry


Meeting of AMWCY Executive Management Group (EMG)

For a good budget and activities planning and a transparent management of its financial resources (granted by partners and which Enda Jeunesse Action manages), AMWCY selected a few delegates from member countries within the Executive Managerial Group (EMG). EMG is now responsible for the monitoring of AMWCY’s budget and activities. It will take necessary urgent decisions, meet and discuss with regional partners. The new EMG was set up during AMWCY 9th General Assembly which was held in Ouagadougou.  Its first meeting was organized in Dakar, Senegal at Enda’s office, from 3 to 3 February 2013. At the end of its meeting, EMG made the following press release.

The following Press Release was produced at the end of the meeting.


Pictures of the Meeting

Participants and partners at the closing
Family picture at the closing


The General Assembly of the AMWCY opens on 21st October in Ouagadougou and will carry on until November 2nd.
Let us prepare it, and mobilize around this decisive event that has not happened since 2009!

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Labour Day Celebrations (1 may 2013)

During the Labour Day celebrations of May 1, 2013, the WCY conducted several activities in their Associations. At country level they joined parades and it was an opportunity for them to raise awareness of their rights to the authorities. In some countries sports and recreational activities were organised by the WCY. Below are pictures of some country activities.



Meeting of the Executive Managerial Group (EMG) of the AMWCY


From January 31 to February 09, 2013, the Executive Managerial Group (EMG) of the AMWCY met in Dakar (Senegal). We discussed several topics related to the AMWCY Organization and the development of its 2013 activities.


The following Press Release was produced at the end of the meeting.

Observer status of the AMWCY towards the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)
of the African Union

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you that on Friday 16th November, the AMWCY gained an observer status to the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

A three year patient lobbying has had a happy end.

Official document of the observer status of the AMWCY to the ACERWC of the African Union

Cartoon drawings of the Rwanda AWCY

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**to read and write
***to express oneself
***to be taught a trade
***to play and leisure
***to health care
***to be listened to
***to rest when sick
***to work in safety
***to be respected and dignity
***to stay in the village
***to light and limited work
***to equitable justice

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Modern mobility
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Our Vision
All African children , must be born and grow in good condition , and enjoy their full rights to thrive ,while at the same time help their communities to develop harmoniously in peace and in a favorable environment .
Our Mission
- To inform and train children on their rights , and lead actions to implement them.
- To struggle against our poverty and that of our communities .
- To contribute in developping child participation , as well as solidarity and fraternity among themselves and among all African populations.

updated on the 10/12/2014

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