The Vale Youth Service organised a certificate presentation evening on Tuesday 30th April to celebrate the achievements of young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan. Certificates were presented by Paula Ham, Director of Learning and Skills of the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Vale Rights Ambassadors
Eighteen young people were presented with their certificates for completing an Agored Cymru Level 1 unit about The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
To complete their UNCRC course, the young people attended 8 training sessions, a total of 16 hours.
The training covered:
- Defining the term “human rights”.
- Identifying a range of children and young people’s rights.
- Outlining why children and young people must have rights.
- Defining the purpose of the UNCRC.
- Outlining Article 12 of the UNCRC.
- Outlining why Article 12 of the UNCRC is important for children and young people.
- Identifying the ways that the UNCRC affects children and young people in Wales.
The Vale Rights Ambassador Project is open to all young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan. The project enables young people aged 11-25 to receive accredited training on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and to develop and deliver workshops to children, young people and professionals across the county.
Raising awareness of the UNCRC is a priority of the Welsh Government and Vale of Glamorgan Council. Vale Rights Ambassadors can deliver interactive workshops in schools, youth organisation and to professionals to raise awareness of the UNCRC and Children’s Rights.
Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award
Eight young people were presented with their Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award which involved a weekend expedition. They had to walk for 3 days and camp overnight for 2 nights.
The Duke of Edinburgh includes 3 sections which require the young people to learn a skill such as a musical instrument, take part in a physical activity outside of school and to do some volunteer work as well as a 4th section including a practice and an assessed expedition. The young people are giving training on map reading, creating route cards and first aid in preparation for the expedition.
Finally four young people were also recognised formally for all their volunteering hours through the Millennium Volunteer and Star Award schemes. A total of 350 hours were recognised.
Well done to all those involved! For more information about the Rights Ambassadors Project or the Duke of Edinburgh Award please contact the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Service on 01446 709308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org