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29 Jan 2012
A Child Labor’s Journey to SAIEVAC, a remarkable success story of ACCESS

 A  Child Labor’s Journey to SAIEVAC, a remarkable success story of ACCESS

Gokul Pandey, a 10 grade student and domestic child labor from the capital city of Nepal was selected by his school mates during the formation of child club at his school under thecoordination of ACCESS in the year 2009. ACCESS provided him and other club members training on child rights and other child protection issues. The club was also supported to carry out the program of their interest. 
Mr. Pandey secured one of two seats allocated for the children in the governing body of SAIEVAC  (South Asian Initiative to End Violence against Children-www.saievac.info) by proving himself as the best leader, capable enough to represent and carry the voice of not only his own country’s children but also children from all across the 8 countries (SAARC). Till May 2012, he will serve as an  observer in the board. After that he will work as a full fledged member.
South Asia Forum was started in May 2005, to end all kinds of violence against children. The South Asia Forum was an outcome of a regional consultation for the United Nations Study on Violence against Children. South Asia Forum for Ending Violence against Children is made up of representatives from the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Activities of the South Asia forum are coordinated by a small office called the SAF Secretariat, currently managed by the Government of Nepal.