The overall objective of the action was to contribute to the promotion of the rights of the child and
the wellbeing of children in Sudan through four pillars: Firstly the enhancement of the awareness
about the rights of the child and the promotion of the understanding for children emotional and
behavioral development, secondly through the enhancement and promotion of cooperation and
coordination between local communities and local authorities to work on child rights issues and
concerns, thirdly through the enhancement of advocacy for the rights of the child and promote
community based actions and responses against children’s rights violations and fourthly through
building the capacity of local communities and local authorities in the rights of the child.

The action Targeted 600 children and 150 parents in Hey Alomda West Quarter, 20 primary school
teachers from Hey Alarab Administration Unit and 90 officials from Omdurman Locality and the final
beneficiaries are approximately 1,500 children (est.800 girls and 700 boys between the ages of 6-15)
The action employed awareness rising of different stakeholder at community and Gov officials
levels addressing the lack of knowledge about Child rights. The action established well designed and
equipped Family and Child Development Centre (FCDC), where Child rights awareness workshops
and discussion groups conducted involving parents, teachers and local authority officials. The FCDC
includes: Painting workshop class, Puppet theatre group, Children drama group, Music and songs
groups. The Children also get pleasure from the common activities such as library, computer and
internet connection, Cinema shows, bicycles, sports, tennis tables…etc providing safe space for
children to play and learn.
Future Horizons:
It was clear that the limited experiment of FCDC (as a pilot project) pointed at great potentialities for
the idea and its attractive power in the local community as well as its ability to generate energy for
social interaction an innovative attitudes. It seems that very limited social resistance against this
idea, among both official and popular levels, can be developed. This social readiness and acceptance
encourage the transfer of the experiment to other areas in Khartoum State and Sudan in general. In
this case, such development may represent a serious positive change in social life, for the benefit of
children, parents and society in general. This will be also a strong factor for strengthening the civil
society in the country.

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