Children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow and participate and fulfil their potential.
"We are very pleased to be awarding Gold: Rights Respecting to Kingsbury High School. It is clear that everyone at the school – including staff, students, governors and parents - is deeply committed to fully embedding children’s rights in the school’s ethos and culture. Through its Rights Respecting work, Kingsbury High School has created a positive learning environment where all students are empowered to become active citizens, both within and beyond the school gates. We were very impressed by the atmosphere of mutual respect and trust that pervades throughout the school. Everyone at Kingsbury High should be proud of how they have truly put the Convention at the heart of their school." ~ Frances Bestley, Programme Director, UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools
Please watch our video summarising the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Please click on the expandable sections below for further information about being a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.
Chaddy Mission School is located in the Mwariki district of Nakuru. Pastor Geoffrey Mbugua was inspired to set up the school in 2009 after realising that many children in the local community were unable to attend government-run schools, due to the costs of items such as uniform and classroom resources. The school has 10 teaching staff, and provides a free education to approximately 300 children between the ages of three and 16. The school also runs a daily feeding programme, which provides students with two free meals a day. Chaddy delivers Kenya’s national primary curriculum to students. On completion, students sit their Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam.
Our partnership allows our students to deepen their understanding about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as part of our Rights Respecting School status.