It’s Children’s Week! At The Pyjama Foundation, children are at the core of what we do. Our vision has always been to help provide a world of unlimited opportunity for all children, but specifically those in the care system.
Children’s Week is an annual event that focuses the attention of the wider Australian community on children, their rights, and their achievements. This week champions the rights of children to be able to enjoy their childhood. The week is hosted by the Children’s Week Council of Australia. This year Children’s Week is well underway, as the week is occurring between the 22nd of October and the 30th of October.
This year’s theme celebrates that “all children have the right to a standard of living that supports their well-being and healthy development.” This recognises that all children have the right to a fair living standard which is suitable for their physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
Dan Marais, the President of Children’s Rights Queensland, believes that the week provides an opportunity for kids to celebrate; “Children’s Week is an opportunity for children to celebrate their own achievements, display their talents, demonstrate their skills, and have fun! Children’s Week is an excellent opportunity for educators, parents, carers, and communities to educate children about their rights.”