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Every child has a right to the development

© UNICEF/UKRA/209/Starostenko
Kyiv Child Orphan Asylum

According to the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Ukraine is committed to respect the responsibilities, rights and duties of parents  in  a manner consistent with the evolving capacities of the child.

Each  child,  irrespective of his or her health state, nationality, sex and social  status, should be provided with all opportunities to his or herachieving the fullest possible development, education and social integration, that  is,  in  its  turn, critically important for individual development  of young Ukrainians' personality, talents, mental and physicalabilities. ‘The education should prepare the child for responsible life in a  free society, in the spirit of understanding, peace, tolerance, bring up a child to respect for parents, his or her own cultural identity, language and  values,  for the national values of the country in which the child is living, the country from which he or she may  originate,  and  for civilizations  different from  his or her own’ (Article 29).

© UNICEF / UKRA / 209 / Starostenko
Kharkiv Comprehensive School of Social Rehabilitation

UNICEF in Ukraine believes that a special attention should be paid to the development of children who are often overlooked by society, in particular: orphans, children from poor families, HIV affected children, children of migrants and other vulnerable groups of young people and children.

  1. Full-fledged development of a child is the passport to success and high achievements in adult life. Especially it concerns the children who for a number of reasons are deprived of parents’ care and love. ‘Here we try to ensure that every child is enfolded in care and attention. Our teachers can find a key to each child’s heart. All games and assignments at the lessons are selected considering the individual features of children. No matter how complex the situation is, we try to create the conditions for child’s comprehensive development’ say the teachers of Kyiv Child Orphan Asylum.
  2. It is difficult to overestimate an impact of sports to the development of children. To impart healthy life skills and to take pleasure of physical culture and sports exercises – is the key task in the right physical up-bringing of a child. Sports help improve the physical and psychological state of a child laying the foundation of successful educational activities, mental, emotional spiritual, moral and social development of a child.

Every child has the right to good quality health care 

Every child has the right to legal protection 

Every child has the right to a family 

CRC - Ukrainian profile 



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