A rights-based, child-friendly school: Is a child-seeking school

A rights-based, child-friendly school: Is a child-seeking school

A rights-based, child-friendly school: Is a child-seeking school actively identifying excluded children to get them enrolled in school and included in learning treating children as subjects with rights and States as duty-bearers with obligations to fulfil these rights demonstrating, promoting, and helping to monitor the rights and well-being of ALL children in the community A rights-based, child-friendly school:

Is a child-centred school acting in the best interests of the child leading to the realisation of the childs full potential concerned about the whole child: her health, nutritional status, and well-being concerned about what happens to children before they enter school and after they leave school A rights-based, child-friendly school:

Above all -- has an environment of good quality Inclusive of children Effective with children Healthy and protective for children

Gender-sensitive Involved with children, families, and communities A Child-Friendly School (CFS) -- INCLUSIVE of children Does not exclude, discriminate, or stereotype on the basis of difference

Provides education that is free and compulsory, affordable and accessible, especially to families and children at risk CFS -- INCLUSIVE of children Respects diversity and ensures equality of opportunity for all children (e.g., girls, working children, children with disabilities, victims of exploitation and violence)

Responds to diversity -- meets the differing circumstances and needs of children (based on gender, social class, ethnicity, and ability level) CFS -- EFFECTIVE with children Promotes good quality teaching and learning processes instruction appropriate to each childs learning needs, abilities, and learning styles active, co-operative, democratic, gendersensitive learning

Provides structured content and good quality materials and resources CFS -- EFFECTIVE with children Enhances teacher capacity, morale, commitment, status, and income -- and their recognition of child rights Promotes quality learning outcomes defines and helps children learn what they need to

learn (e.g., literacy, numeracy, life skills, child rights) teaches children how to learn CFS -- HEALTHY and PROTECTIVE for children (The FRESH Approach) Ensures a learning environment of good quality -- healthy, hygienic, safe, and gender-sensitive adequate water and sanitation facilities and healthy classrooms healthy policies and practices - e.g., free of drugs and tobacco, corporal punishment, and harassment a venue for health ministry services - micronutrient and vitamin supplements, de-worming, school nutrition, counselling

CFS -- HEALTHY and PROTECTIVE for children Provides life-skills based health education Promotes both the physical and the psycho-socioemotional health of teachers and learners Helps to defend and protect all children from abuse and harm

Provides positive experiences for children CFS -- INVOLVED with children, and communities Child-centred: promotes child participation in all aspects of school life Family-focused: works to strengthen families as the childs primary caregivers and educators helps children, parents, and teachers establish harmonious collaborative relationships

CFS -- INVOLVED with children, families and communities Community-based: encourages local partnerships in education acts IN the community for the sake of children works with other actors (duty-bearers) to ensure fulfilment of childrens rights

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