The face-to-face stage of the semi-distance course on “Training Trainers in the Promotion of Child Participation” will be held in Kingston, Jamaica, on 5 and 9 September, within the framework of the project on the “Promotion and Protection of Children’s Rights in the Inter-American System”, implemented by the IIN and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
The objective of this course, which was also carried out in Colombia and Guatemala, and whose online stage has already been completed in Jamaica, is to contribute knowledge and technical instruments related to promoting and ensuring children’s right to participate in subjects that concern them, from an updated and contextualized perspective with regard to American reality.
Participating in this face-to-face stage of the course will be the twenty-five best students of the online stage, in which thirty-three officials from different Jamaican State institutions, such as the Ministries of Justice and of Education, and the Child Development Agency (CDA), took part.
IIN and CDA authorities are expected to be present at this event. The CDA has committed very particularly to the outcome of this course, even to the extent of engaging some of its most senior officials to participate as students.
Amongst the principal subjects to be addressed during the second stage of the course are the importance of perceiving children as rights-holders, the promotion of the right to participate and participation-enabling processes.