Hope for Children Hungary

Name: Reményt a Gyermekeknek Közhasznú Egyesület / Hope for Children Hungary
web: www.remenytagyermekeknek.hu
Country: Hungary

The main goal of the Association is to advocate and protect children’s rights in compliance with the standards and principles of the UN Convention for the Rights of the Child. The Association serves as an intermediary organization between the society (including several actors such as businesses, universities and other non-for-profit organizations) and the children, youngsters and families in need with the aim to facilitate and coordinate the flow of the donations and the human resources (professional and volunteer) between them. The promotion of the human rights education in Hungary is part of this mission in the frames of which workshops and trainings are organized for children and young people. The aims of the awareness raising and informative campaigns are to prevent the violation of rights and to realize and acknowledge the current problems which is essential for an extensive social consultation and action.

Right to health is one of our main topics, which includes education about healthy lifestyles, sports and awareness rising on doping. We recently run this program in 2 institutions we work with and still continuing in during the summer in the summer camps. The program includes workshops 3 times a week, where our experienced volunteers using non-formal education elements mixing with sport. I have to say that it has a big success because all the children’s are enjoying it and they have learned a lot so far.