NINEISMINE is a unique initiative for, by and of the children. It attempts to keep the governments accountable to fulfilling the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It is a network of various child rights initiatives that recognizes children as the citizens of Today. Children of the NINEISMINE campaign seek to ensure that India keeps her promise of dedicating 6% on Education and 3% on Health
India is up for its review on human rights in the year 2017 at Geneva. This UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process invites varied stakeholders and schools to review the human rights situation in our country.
Children from schools and NGOs across the country are invited to engage children in this process.
It is a simple process which would merely take about 1 hour but it will impact the lives of millions of children in India.
Br.Steve Rocha along with Br.Edwin D’souza,the administrators of PRATYEK, visited our school on 19th April 2016 to conduct various sessions with children from different age groups making them aware of a plethora of issues related to children.. They enlightened the students from class Seven to Nine on their role in attaining the global goals for sustainable development of the Earth. They enlightened the students about the various social problems plaguing Indian citizens and urged the students to voice their opinion on the same. The students of class 7s were asked to draw and guess different Child Rights.Class 8s enacted scenes violating social justice and the other students discussed about it.Class 9 students wrote short stories based on a true incident depicting violation of Child rights and their recommendation to the government on the same for UPR(Universal Periodic Review). The students talked over the global goals such as end poverty, sustainable agriculture, universal quality education, gender equality and women empowerment, proper water and sanitation, affordable and reliable modern energy for all, child mortality, combat climate change, stop drug abuse to name a few. Many schools across India are participating in this ‘story writing’ activity for the UPR.The three best stories will be selected by a team of teachers and then sent to the UNO.
We eagerly await your support in availing of this global moment to reinforce a child’s right to participation, even as we seek all rights, for all children!