As part of the celebrations of the World Children's Day, which falls in November 20th every year, the Sultanate in cooperation with the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund's Office (UNICEF) in the Sultanate is participating in this celebration through visiting a number of public and private institutions by a group of children.
The UNICEF aims, through these visits, at familiarizing the children to the work of these institutions in order to amplify their voice and express their opinions to the community. In addition, the children will ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport, and entertainment to shine a spotlight on issues that matter to them, such as education, violence, bullying, health and nutrition.
In this context, a number of children aged 11 – 16 years old, selected in coordination with the Ministry of Education (MOE), from various public and private schools visited today (Thursday) the Emergency Management Center of the Ministry of Health (MOH) in order to closely identify the most important activities of the Center in emergency and crisis cases.During this visit, the children briefed on the Center's units and working mechanism. A scenario of a climate condition hit the Sultanate was prepared, where the children played the role of the Center's staff, exchanged the leadership among them and coordinated between the Governorates across the Sultanate in order to support the affected Governorates, in addition to continuing providing the health services in the Governorates. The Center trained the children on the weather news and the communication and cooperation skills with the other sectors. The children showed their response, as well as their benefit to this new experience.It is worth mentioning that this year, the UNICEF is inviting the public to go online and sign its global petition asking for leaders to commit to fulfilling the rights of every child now and for future generations, and to Go Blue for every child by doing or wearing something blue on 20 November.