What can children contribute to a discussion about poverty?

Quite a lot actually!

10 May 2022
Child parliamentarian stands delivering presentation
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One of the highlights of the Child Poverty Consultation was the engagement of members of the National Children's Parliament. They presented their perceptions of poverty, key areas of deprivation and suggested strategies for inclusive and targeted invested to address child poverty.

Child Presenter delivering speech
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H.E. Ishmael Nicholson, Governor General of the 2021 National Children’s Parliament, gave his opening remarks where he spoke about adolescents and youth being more than a target group but also change agents capable of contributing to national discussions.

Child participants present from display board
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Also present were:-

☑Hon. Shajay Swift – Senator for Non-Governmental Organizations

☑Hon. Jeak Ake - Senator for Government

☑Hon. Laisha Pol – Representative for Cayo-North East

☑Hon. Jerry Chable – Senator for the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Belize Business Bureau

☑Hon. Evelin Sorto -Clerk of the National Assembly

Other Parliamentarians supporting behind the scenes but not present:-

☑Hon. Terrylee Arana – Representative for Cayo South

☑Hon Eyron Peters – Representative for Dangriga

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