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Children and Youth of Africa protecting "children on the move"

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Mobile Children from"victims" to "actors"

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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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ACERWC) of the African Union

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International day of peace

On 2 September 2016, the AWCY Uvira distributed tool kits to 159 children and youth in its grassrooot groups: 24 children and youth from Kasenga area, 16 of Songo, 21 Kakombe, 2 Rombe I, 9 Nyamianda, 69 Kavimvira / Kilomoni and 18 of Rugenge. About twenty among these children and youth are educated by the AWCY UVIRA with the financial support of the international NGO Incontro fra i Popoli


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Prize Distribution  

Parents and recipients

From 18 to 30 July 2016, it was held in Niamey (Niger) the regional workshop of the technical support group. This capacity building workshop for working children and youth for the realization of their rights, brought together about 38 Children and youth participants representatives from Benin, Cameroon, Republic of Central African, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Togo and a facilitation team of Enda Senegal, followed by Technical Supports Visites on the field.






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

From 27 of June to 5 of July, 2016, the Executive Managerial Group of AMWCY met in Dakar (Senegal). Were present: AROUNA Djouwératou from Benin, MANSARE Philippe Faya from Guinea, MARIKO Fatoumata from Mali, MAHAMADOU SIDI Farida from Niger, EJEMI Bralaye Gift from Nigeria 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.


Meeting of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and some partners in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia at the headquarters of the African Union.
The exchanges were rich and the views of children have been taken into account as well as their participation in the realization of their rights.

Delegate of the AMWCY at the ACERWC of AU

Delegate of the AMWCY

WCY and parteners at the ACERWC

Family photo

Working group at the ACERWC

1st May

1st May of the Ivory Coast WCY

Mobilization of Louga WCY in tribute to Sokhna Ndiaye

Sketch of Diourbel WCY in Senegal on child marriage

Solidarity of WCY with the victims of terrorism

An Elder WCY at the service of the children of her city of Thies (Senegal): «Thanks to the AMWCY I reserve my time and my life to guide, educate and protect them for children. »

With toddlers

Listening to children

Mother of Talibes children

Toddlers protection

Central African Republic: resumption of Grassroots Groups activities of the Central Africa AWCY

NGOLA Grassroots Group

Nzagonia Grassroots Group

OOUNGO Grassroots Group

The WCY of Banfora (Burkina Faso) sensitize populations and travelers on the risks related to unaccompanied mobility in entry Banfora at the new listening point, with the support of the association TIE and SCI through the PRAEJEM project.


From 4th to 8th April 2016, Dakar, Senegal

In the presence of Save the Children in Senegal and the regional team of Enda Youth Action

Countries represented: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo

Reflection moment

Presentation of Save the children's tool & the AMWCY's tool

Restitution work

Group work

Quality of service in a daara

Field test on the quality of service tool

Moral Violence

Subregional workshop of the AMWCY Disaster Risk Reduction

From August 31 to September 4, 2015, was held in the hall of the Hotel OUIND YIDE of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, a regional workshop on capacity building for members of the Association of Working Children and Youth on Disaster Risk Reduction "(DRR), organized by the African Movement of Working Children and Youth (AMWCY) with the support of Enda and the support of Save the Children International.
A total of 34 participants from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Togo, Senegal and Finland took part in this training workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction "(DRR).

Group photo


Sexual exploitation

Relief with the Burkina Faso Red Cross

Types of disasters

Certificate presentation

A workshop for the production of the cartoon
«Tounga 3: this should stop»

A workshop to produce a cartoon on early marriage was organized in Cotonou, from July 20 to 31, 2015, in partnership with Enda and thanks to financial support from Save the Children. The 13-minute cartoon is entitled «Tounga 3: this should stop» and has two versions: English and French. Participants addressed several issues children are faced with within their communities, such as «children’s early and forced marriage »; a topic which was chosen in order to sensitize the populations and authorities about child protection. To produce this cartoon, the following steps were followed: choosing a topic, writing a storyline, directing and drawings by the participants to illustrate the scenario, voicing the characters in the film and animation by the technical team with a helping hand from children. The workshop was widely reported in daily newspapers, private and public TV channels in the country. «The special guest» of the BB24 edition was one of the participants to discuss for 30mn the issue of «Children’s crusade against early marriages». On July 27, the «Ado TV» channel produced a report on the workshop which was aired six times for three days. On July 30, 15 participants expressed their views during the program «Forum of the Day » on BB24 television. The closing ceremony was held on July 31 at the Akpakpa Social Promotion Center in the presence of the representative of the Minister for Family Affairs, and the representative of the Social Promotion Centers and TDH.

Programme at BB24


Introduction to Drawing

Naomi from Ghana at Ado TV

Group works

Participants to the workshop


The celebration of 16 June coincided with the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (Charter of the African Child and ACERWC).

The AWCY demonstrated on June 16 on the theme: «Twenty-five years after the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child: Let us accelerate our efforts to eliminate child marriages in Africa». Here are some pictures of actions performed by the WCY during the day

Benin on June 16 in the community of Dassa-Zoume

Cameroon on June 16 in Douala and Mfou

Cote Ivoire on June 16 in Bonoua

Guinea on June 16 in Koya

Capacity building workshop of delegates of the African Movement of Working Children and Youth on the Programming based on the Rights of Children with Focus on Advocacy

From 9th to 12th March 2015, Dakar, Senegal

In the presence of Dr. Mathuri Bonzi, Country Director of Save the Children in Senegal and
Fabrizio Terenzio, Regional Coordinator of Enda Youth Action

Countries represented: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Togo

Cartoon of WCY on the disease Ebola

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.

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

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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***to be respected and dignity
***to stay in the village
***to light and limited work
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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.

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