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Children's Rights Education Funding Scheme opens for application
     The Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau (CMAB) is inviting applications under the 2018 Children's Rights Education Funding Scheme. The deadline for applications is October 31, 2017.

     A spokesman for the CMAB said today (August 24), "The Government is committed to working together with community organisations to promote the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and enhance the public's understanding of children's rights."  

     Enthusiastic support from organisations for the Scheme has been received in every round of applications since the establishment of the Scheme in 2006. The community activities funded under the Scheme have been targetted at different social groups, and have enhanced the public's awareness of children's rights. So far, the Scheme has funded over 300 projects carried out by various non-government organisations, including community organisations, children's groups, ethnic minority groups, and secondary and primary schools.

     In 2018 the Scheme will continue to offer sponsorships under the "General Project" and "Theme Project" categories. Projects sponsored under the "Theme Project" category shall adopt "Realising Children's Potential for Diversified Development" as the theme. Applicants may encourage children to develop their personalities, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential by organising all types of activities and services. The Government aims to encourage and enable more community organisations to undertake educational projects to enhance stakeholders' understanding of the children's rights enshrined in the Convention.

     Application forms are available from the website of the CMAB(www.cmab.gov.hk/en/issues/child_funding.htm). For enquiries, please contact the Children's Rights Unit of the CMAB at 2810 3950.
Ends/Thursday, August 24, 2017
Issued at HKT 11:00
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