At an activity of the Children’s Council model (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) –
The Children’s Council model has helped Hanoi authorities and agencies
understand aspirations and needs regarding the development of children, heard a
recent event to review the Council’s operation in the city in 2017-2020.
The model also has
served as an important representative for children of the city over the more
than three years since its establishment.
Chairman of the Hanoi
Council of the Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organisation (HYPO) Ly Duy Xuan
stressed that care, education and protection of children are for the sake of
the country’s long-term benefit and the State and people must work to create
optimal conditions for their comprehensive development.
Under the Prime
Minister’s Decision 1235/QD-TTg dated August 3, 2015 on approving a programme
on promoting children’s involvement in child-related issues, Hanoi is among
five provinces and cities selected for the pilot of the Children’s Council model.
In the reviewed
period, the municipal Children’s Council, set up with 41 members, arranged over 300 activities to garner
children’s opinions at grassroots level and held five meetings at city level, with
focus on tackling learning pressure, school violence, and child abuse in the
community and cyber space, among others.
Members of the Council
also joined regular training courses to improve soft and social skills so as to
better fulfil their role.
Although the model is newly-launched,
its members have exerted efforts to hold numerous practical activities. Many
children’s opinions have been inscribed in Hanoi’s legal documents./.