Read here the latest issue of Young Voices, the newsletter of the Seli River Writing Project.
There is a great deal of discussion about the rights of the child in Sierra Leone. There is less discussion about responsibilities of the child. We discuss it in the Seli River Writing Project. It relates significantly to publishing.
Rights and Responsibilities
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is an agreement on children's rights which many countries have signed. The UK Committee for UNICEF published a leaflet called Children's Rights and Responsibilities, which contains a summary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The leaflet also explains that these rights imply responsibilities.
 Quoted from leaflet #32124, Children's Rights and Responsibilities, UK Committee for UNICEF
 Derived from a Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, by an organisation called World Goodwill, composed of ex-heads of state.
 Some items quoted from leaflet #32124, Children's Rights and Responsibilities, UK Committee for UNICEF
 Slander is making false and wounding statements that can hurt people’s feelings and seriously damage their reputation, property, family, etc. People have a malicious intent when they slander.
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- We all have the right to write. Anything we can say, we can write.
- We all can write well if we are emotionally involved in our topic and our purpose. We find our voices there. Writing is learning and discovering. It develops best in real-life situations, with the instructor intervening in the writing process.
- We learn to read by having written. We learn from our experiences, including experiences with oral and written texts. We should expose ourselves to many texts, and often do free-choice reading.
- We learn best in collaborative, diverse, and supportive communities. We all learn in our own ways, and our home cultures affect how we interpret our experiences.
- Moving through the writing process can produce powerful writing. We gain more ownership over our writing if we master the writing process.
- Writing is a strong tool for developing critical thinking. Challenging our thinking as we write in collaborative settings, develops academic language proficiency.
- We teach equitably: not less, but more to the poor. We recognize our children's home communities and ancestral cultures as our educational partners.