What makes 100% for the Children special?

What makes 100% for the Children special?

What makes 100% for the Children special? 2560 1919 100% for Børnene

What makes 100% for the Children special?

Safa has been an intern at Özlem Cekic who resides in Ubuntu-huset together with 100% for the Children. During her internship, Safa had been visiting 100% for the Children for a day. Here we talked about what it is that we do when we make development projects in Kenya and Ghana. Safa had gathered her thoughts around what she had heard and learned. That's what came out of this great post.

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The Global goals at my school

At my school, we have worked with the global goals many times and how the UN works to solve the challenges that the goals address. However, we have never talked about other organizations trying to find solutions to those goals. Nor have we talked about the goals outside of school, even though they are very interesting.

When I found out that 100% for the Children's work was based on the global goals, I immediately thought it sounded exciting. They have some completely different solutions to some of the UN’s Global Goals than the ones I heard about at my school.

And then i asked myself:

How does their work methods function and what makes them special?

And then i asked myself: How does their work methods function and what makes them special?

My thoughts on the work of 100% for the Children

At 100%, they work i.a. with young girls rights to attend school, they work mostly in the local communities of Ghana and Kenya. Here in Denmark, all the children has to go to school, and for most it would be completely strange if school were not part of everyday life.

For some of my classmates, it is a punishment for them attend school, which I sometimes can relate to. Mathematics can sometimes be a little difficult and there is a lot of homework.

But when I think of all the young girls who do not have the opportunity to attend school, I come to think of how lucky I am. Everyday I can go to school and everyday I learn a lot of new things. When I finish primary school, I can get an education. There are many children and young people which cannot.

100% for the Children's project "Girls' rights" has made me think in a whole new way. It may be boring and difficult to attend school, but it's for my own good. When I finish primary school, I can get a free education, but out in the world, families have to choose which child should have an education and which child should not.

That is why it is very exciting for me to read and learn about how young girls are fighting for the right to education. And I'm glad there are some who are fighting for all girls to go to school.

And this is where 100% for the children helps them - they help them to find their voices.

My experience

At 100% for the Children, I learned how different the schools in Kenya and Ghana are compared to here in Denmark. In schooling in Denmark, we are used to getting questions with open answers, where we have to discuss the questions together. In Ghana and Kenya it is completely different. Here they are used to getting yes / no questions where there is a right and a wrong answer. Therefore many of the students find it difficult to answer open-ended questions as they are afraid to say something wrong. And this is where 100% for the children helps them - they help them to find their voices.

Therefore 100% for the Children's work is very interesting to me and I am sure that their work will make a big difference.

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