VOICES EMPOWERMENT MODEL
ABOUT THE MODEL
The VOICES Empowerment model is rooted in the belief that inherent in all children and youth, is the capacity to be agents of change, and in so doing, to transform their lives and enhance their communities. This capacity is enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child.
The model illustrates our belief that when Children's Rights are prioritized, communities support processes that develop their individual voices. This "voice" as it evolves, enhances their capacity to participate in their communities development from an empowered position. This empowered participation results in individual and community transformation and development.
The participation of community in this process is essential as a true sense of belonging is necessary for this model to be truly effective.We believe when young people are given opportunity to discover their “voices” & enabled to exercise their right to participate in personal and community development, transformation occurs. The result is an inspired "voice", engaging and positively transforming society TODAY.