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Plataforma de Infancia: this month´s Wishmakers
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July 29, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Every month, in our Wishmakers section, we offer you exclusive interviews with people who are passionate about working for and with children. Whether it is inspiring them to make their ideas a reality or travelling to the world´s most dangerous places offering smiles and hope, all of them work hard to make this planet a better place for everyone. Today, we had the chance to speak with Pilar Muñoz Villanueva, the person responsible for Child Participation at Plataforma de Infancia (Childhood Platform, in English). She designs activities so children between the ages of 6 and 17 know their rights and the policies, which affect them. Keep reading to learn more about the work they do, how to speak with your children about their rights and discover some of the surprising insights they come up with, when we listen.

 

Alberto Azcona, our November’s “Wishmaker”!
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October 30, 2013  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

As parents we know how important playing is and that the main purpose of playing – emotional, social, educational and physical – contributes to helping our children grow into healthy individuals. But did you know that children have the right to play?

Since 1989,  the Convention on the Rights of a Child, published by the United Nations, is contemplated in Article 31 and recognizes “the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.”  

Lisa Heydlauff, our September “Wishmaker”
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September 9, 2013  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

“Stories make us believe in possibility, sometimes so strongly that we dare to change our lives.” These are words from Lisa Heydlauff, our September Wishmaker, whose own life changed because of one book, Going to School in India.

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