KIYO sensitizes children, youth and adults about children's rights. KIYO works together with schools (mainly Technical Secondary Education and Special Secondary Education). By raising awareness and exchange KIYO tries to fill the gap between young people from Belgium and those of the South. For example, students BSO and TSO get in contact with their peers in the South that receive a similar course. These courses can be ranging from carpentry, mechanics, electricity, cooking to sewing.
The children's rights school program is an initiative of KIYO, Plan Belgium, Vormen, DGDE, Geomoun and Djapo. It helps to integrate children's rights not only in the lessons, but also in the whole school policy. Through mentoring and training, we your school on the way to a true 'School of Children's Rights'. Based on a unique journey, children learn about their rights and will have knowledge of the living conditions of children in the South.
In 2014 Brazil hosts the the World Cup Football and in 2016 the Olympics and Paralympics. Participants from all over the world will compete for medals. But medals also have a reverse side, including for vulnerable young people from Rio de Janeiro, where KIYO supports local partner organizations. In the context of the "social cleansing" in preparation for this major sporting events, street children are violently driven off and are often put in overcrowded prisons without a proper trial. To build new infrastructures for the World Cup Football in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016, entire favelas are being torn down
During 3 years and together with ICCES and Globelink KIYO organizes with vulnerable young people in Belgium and the South the project 'No Rights, No Glory' on the subject of 'sports and children's rights'. On the one hand, KIYO focuses on the impact of major sporting events such as the World Cup Football and the Olympic Games, on the lives of young people. On the other hand, we draw the attention to the importance of the 'right to sport and leisure time' in the development of young people. Because sport is something that all young people worldwide may concern. Throughout the project, young people acquire knowledge about the topic, make a statement about it and take action in their own environment.