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Welcome to the


Learning Circle

 Children's Rights


 Wiki LC 6












Learning Circle 6


Welcome to the Learning Circle! In this worldwide classroom, we will discover together that children have rights that should apply everywhere in the world.

The right to a safe and loving home, where you can go to a good school, the right to live in a safe community where there is freedom to follow your dreams and much more... to be able to have a good and happy life.

In 1989, the United Nations set up The Convention on the Rights of the Child. During this convention, 195 countries made the agreement that children's rights should apply whenever and wherever, but this isn't as simple as it might seem. 
Luckily, more and more people find it important to fight for the rights of children. You can do that too, by raising awareness and showing that every child deserves a good future. 

In this Learning Circle, you can share your experiences, stories and opinions. We invite you all to learn and work together to make the world a better place. 

Phase 4 - Completion & Evaluation

May 9 - May 27   2016 



--> In this pdf you'll find the 5 winning letters to the jury of the GTP! 
More than 150 wonderful letters with personal messages and creative solutions, written by students of the 7 English Circles; so powerful and touching, that we really had trouble to choose just a few... ;-)

Our Circle adventure is over, but some schools like to work on the challenges until summer holidays.

It's still possible to see all the new contributions and post a comment on the school pages.


Students in the Learning Circles were very impressed by Urmila's story of her life.

Many of you wrote a letter to her, straight from your heart, including a lot of questions that have not been answered.

Urmila is receiving thousands of letters and she is still traveling around the world to raise awareness about the injustice for so many girls.
It is not possible for her to answer your letters personally, but Urmila is very touched that her experiences inspired you; the more people know her story and make their voices heard, the more likely it is that adults are willing to change the existing situation.


The impact is visible in this quote from Kim (from Schoonhovens College):


"In a group, we have written a letter to Urmila, and her story was very impressive. I never realized how many children suffer in the kalamari system, actually before the project I had never heard of it, it was really shocking when i saw the sentence 'Urmila was a house slave, like thousands or other girls in Nepal'. This made the amount seem so big, and because of her story it reminds you that this should not be tolerated, the story really helps you to understand the terrible problem. Her speech, 'Freeing the daugters of Nepal' was beautiful! After her story I was very happy that it was abolished and that Urmila has a better life now. I really believe she is an example for many children, because she tries to help other children, and she does this very well with her Kalamari Girls Forum".


Kim's letter and yours (!) show us how valuable it is that girls like Urmila are heard by many children.
We admire all off Urmila's efforts and your support for her!

With open eyes and a clear voice we are stronger together in making this world a better place for children.


Thank you very much,

with summer greetings,

The Learning Circle team



NEWSLETTER Monday May 30 (week 17)


Dear participants,


After a learning EDventure of almost 4 months the Learning Circles Children's Rights have come to an end.

  • The LC wiki's will stay open for at least one more year, so there is time enough to enjoy the contributions of your fellow learners,
    feel free to add a comment at the bottom of each page :-)
  • We are working on a compilation of all Circles and will share a link with you when this job is done.
  • We will also make an announcement of the 3 winning letters to the jury of GTP and send them to Unicef. 
  • Certificates are send to all teachers, in appreciation for all your efforts.
  • A number of schools have also collected a sum for the reconstruction of the school in NepalWe are very curious about your experiences; can you please send us an update in a mail this week to indicates the results the Maya Foundation can count on? 


Based on your evaluations so far, we can see that students really enjoyed their Circle work. 

We appreciate your 'tips and tops'; they will help us to further improve our Learning Circles.


After summer holidays we’ll prepare the 2017 Circles. We already welcome you back and are looking forward to work with you again :-)


We kindly thank you and your students for all your hard work and impressive contributions.

Keep up the good work!!


With greetings from the GTP team, Natasha, Manon and Bob.


A school for Nepal

All children are entitled to education in a safe school. 

During the Learning Circle we will discover the current state of the Rights of the Child; and we can also DO something ourselves to improve the living conditions of our peers.

The building team of Maya Foundation, with Dutch and Nepalese builders need our help. You may want to think with your classmates and friends how you can contribute to the rebuilding of this school. You will get to know about the school and some of the students in the wiki. As an optional activity you may want to help by taking action and organize some fundraising to help Sajita, Bikash and Birsha get back their school. Every little bit helps!

We are looking forward to see your ideas in the 'Nepal Wiki'. 


Skype and feedback

  • Read how to make a Skype appointment with another group from your Learning Circle on this page


    Feel free to also indicate a time / date that would suit you best :-)





Information / Action


Need help: email Natasha  (facilitator)


The Netherlands:


 Overview Schoolpages 'Learning Circle Children's Rights' 2016 





Challenge 1


Challenge 1

Challenge 2

 Challenge 2




1. Warman Community Middle School






2. NVO 25






The Netherlands

3. Liemers College





The Netherlands
4. Visser't Hooft Lyceum Leiden







The Netherlands
5. Schoonhovens College
6. Kirovograd Collegium



7. Thornhill Woods Public School



8. School-lyceum Aia-GESS

* A date in the overview means a school posted a contribution for this phase.
  The color of the date indicates if it was placed in time, little bit late, 1 one week late or more.

* A 'X' in the overview means a school dit not place anything in the wiki in this phase. 




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