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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


LINK TO PRESS REALESE



 

16 JUNE 2014 'INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE AFRICAIN CHILD'

BENIN WCY

BURUNDI WCY

CAMEROON WCY

GAMBIA WCY

MARADI WCY in NIGER

SENEGAL WCY PROCESSION

KENYA WCY

SIERRA LEONE WCY SCREENING TOUNGA

WCY TANZANIA

TOGO WCY SCREENING TOUNGA

 

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

Guinea

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.


BEST WISHES TO ANY AND ALL





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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"We say! We, WCYs are teaching literacy courses"


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"Protection of Mobile Children by organised children and Youth"



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"African Movement of Working Children and Youth training Manuel"



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From the
gong-gong to ICT

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Modern mobility
The role of ICTs in child and youth migration


Children of seasonal migrant workers

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 18/07/2014

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(C/o Enda TM Youth in Action)-
54, rue Carnot- BP 3370 Dakar - Senegal

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