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When does Children’s Voice Today created?
Children’s Voice Today(CVT) is non-profit organization that have been created since 2001 to provide an opportunity for children to increase their involvement in issues that affect them and consequently bring about changes in the society. The organization was stablished as Association des Enfants et Jeunes Travailleurs (AEJT)/Association of Working Children and Youth in coordination with Caritas Kigali, and the organization was later recognized as Children Voice Today (CVT).
Who and How Children’s Voice Today is governed?
Children’s Voice Today structure has the Executive Board, Secretariat, General Assembly, National Coordination Committee, Association Committees at District levels and Grassroots Groups at community level that composed of children who often live in the same sector.
- Executive Board:
The Executive Board shall be composed of:
- The President: Legal Representative;
- The Vis-President: Deputy Legal Representative;
- The General Secretary;
- The Treasurer;
- Two advisors.
The Executives shall be elected by General Assembly among the effective membership upon the absolute majority vote for a 5 years renewable terms twice. The Executive Board are legal ownership of the organization, and they are in charge of planning for upcoming of the organizational activities and they approve annual report.
- General Assembly.
Who Are in the CVT General Assembly?
CVT general assembly is composed of 15 children presidents and the Executive Board.
In General Assembly meeting each district is represented by two people including a child and youth mentor. Thus, CVT general assembly meeting is attended by 6 members of Executive Board, 15 children representatives of others in grassroots groups from 15 districts where CVT operates along with 15 Youth mentors who accompany them.
How often the CVT general Assembly meet per year?
CVT General Assembly meet once a Year.
What’s Children’s Grassroots groups
The grassroots groups mechanism is one of many ways CVT use in promoting the participation of children for fighting child rights at the community level. Grassroots groups members are children under 18. Those who graduated into the group (over 18 years old) and need to continue to support the group activities they become youth mentors.
How Many Children a Children Grassroots Groups have at Community level?
Number of children grassroots group members vary between 40 and 80 children.
How many children representatives a grassroots group have(Committee)?
Each children grassroots group is led by 6 children as members of the group committee. Including:
- The President;
- In charge of Discipline;
- And in charge of Entertainment.
- National Coordination Committee:
CVT currently is working in 15 districts and each district has a child representative of other at district level (president under 18 years old) thus, 15 presidents attend the general assembly once per year. Those 15 are responsible for overseeing organization activities and their mandate is three years.
- Association Committees at District levels:
A collection of grassroots groups at district level make what is an Association Committee. All children committees’ members from grassroots groups in each district where CVT operates meet at district and elect another committee of 6 children who are representatives of others at district level and their mandate is to monitor all grassroots groups activities in that district.
The secretariat is responsible for managing funds.
- Program Manager;
- Human Resource (Admin & Logistics) Coordinator;
- Finance Coordinator;
- MEAL Coordinator;
- Project Coordinators;
- Project Officers.