UNICEF's Activism Course 

Become a Child Rights Champion

UNICEF's Activism Course  

Become a Child Rights Champion

Are you ready to make a difference in your community? Join UNICEF’s Child Rights Champion’s programme designed specifically for young people, aged 15-18. Gain the skills, knowledge, and strategies to become a powerful force for positive change. Whether you’re looking for meaningful work experience, want to volunteer your time, or simply want to create a better world around you, this programme is perfect for you!

We offer two exciting course options to become a Champion: online and in-person, to suit your preferences and location.

Our online courses are designed for those who live outside of Dublin. You can participate from home via Zoom, Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm. Each day covers a different topic and provides interactive activities to help you learn and grow as a young activist.

We also offer in-person courses, in a Dublin city centre location. These immersive one-day courses run from 9:45 am to 4:30 pm and dive deep into specific issues that affect children’s rights. In the afternoon, you’ll learn advocacy and activism skills and create an action plan to bring about change in your school or community.

Please keep in mind that UNICEF covers the cost of these courses, which are quite expensive to run. Therefore, we ask that all applicants be fully committed to attending the program and have permission from their teacher and parent or guardian. Due to the high demand, we maintain waiting lists and make every effort to accommodate everyone.

Courses have finished for 23/24 school year. Check back in September for the 24/25 school year.

Do you have the skills to be a Child Rights Champion? Of course you do! Whether you are good at bringing people together, communicating ideas, researching solutions or leading movements, we all have something to offer.

Take this 5 minute quiz to find our what skills you can bring to this work.
Online Quiz
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