UNICEF Day in Zubrenok

On June 14, a thematic day dedicated to UNICEF was held at NCC "Zubrenok" for the participants of the youth leader-forum "Youth Leadership: A Contemporary View".

What do you know about Youth Friendly Health Centres and Youth Parliaments? Who are UNICEF Goodwill ambassadors? Things you can do from your couch to save the world? How could we achieve social inclusion and SGDs? The participants of the leader-forum learnt a lot of interesting things during a thematic UNICEF day.

More than 350 teenagers who participated in this event at NDC "Zubrenok" had a busy day, which included the "Safety Route" game. The participants of the forum had a variety of trainings on the topics of social inclusion, the work of youth parliaments, the methodology of peer-to-peer training and other activities. The most active and initiative ones have received memorable gifts from UNICEF.

The moderators of the trainings were volunteers and representatives of the NGO "Belarusian Association of UNESCO Clubs", NGO "Belarusian Association for Assistance to Children with Disabilities and Young People with Disabilities", Youth Parliament of Zhodino, Center for Friendly Adolescents "Doverie", Resource Center for Equal Learning in Minsk.

The Center for Innovation and Partnership which was opened with the support of UNICEF in the territory of the biggest national children's educational and health center "Zubrenok" in 2016, became a platform for training on youth participation and social inclusion. With the support of UNICEF, the Center works as a platform for innovative social and educational programs, projects and workshops with the participation of Belarusian and international experts, children and adolescents.

One of the stages of the quest game "Hey UNICEF" was the task to take a photo with a wish for every child. This was a continuation of the information campaign launched on June 1 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNICEF on the International Children’s day. Photos of the participants with their wishes could be found here: https://vk.com/album-123917997_244917605.

355 youth leaders from all over Belarus took part in the forum. The Leader Forum is held with the aim of creating conditions for the development of social activity, leadership potential, patriotic responsibility of the younger generation, and the activation of youth cooperation in Belarus.

The Republican Leader-Forum "Youth Leadership: A Contemporary View" is held in the National Children's Educational and Health Center "Zubrenok" from 10 to 16 June 2017. The forum was organized by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus, the educational institution "National Children's Educational and Health Center "Zubrenok" and UNICEF.