Described by the UN as "a fun day with a serious message," World Children's Day was established in 1954 to promote international togetherness, increase awareness of the challenges children face, and improve their welfare worldwide.
Save The Date! Tuesday 20th November 2018
We can each play a part in recognising the importance of child welfare and building a better world for our children by marking the occasion in our communities, churches, schools, and workplaces. Numerous events will be held all over the world and we don’t want you to miss out, so here are some ideas to help get you started.
Join in at home:
Bon Appétit! Host a lunch or dinner and invite friends and family to bring their little ones along, as well as their favourite dish. For many families around the world, shared mealtimes are sacred. But for street children who are alone and have very little money this can be very alien to them. Use this opportunity to come together and share about what each person is grateful for.
Join in at church:
Let’s bake a difference. If your church has kitchen facilities, bake some cookies and cakes with the kids at Sunday school. If not, ask parents if their children can bake some treats at home and bring them in. Then at the end of the service, have the children run a bake sale with the proceeds going towards the work of Pavement Project.
Join in at school:
A gift from me to you. Pavement Project is currently active in 16 countries around the world and one thing lies in common with each child – they all need someone to talk to. Encourage your students to write a letter of hope, or to draw an inspiring picture for a child somewhere else in the world. Once these have been collected you can send them to the Lifewords office, and we’ll get them to the Pavement Project team.
We’d love to hear from you, and see what you get up to! Please send your photos, stories and creative ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.