Twinkl, as an international educational platform, shares the same values as KidsRights in aiming to create a world where all children have their rights guaranteed and are enabled to realize their great potential.
The common goal of the partnership is to amplify the impact of KidsRights in Italy, increasing children’s awareness of important social issues. Twinkl and KidsRights intend to support Italian teachers in inspiring today’s children to create real change and impact, all over the world.
The educational resources, are free to be accessed from Twinkl’s educational platform from June 20th onwards, with more material yet to come in the upcoming weeks.
Find here the educational material created by Twinkl Educational Publisher and KidsRights on World Refugee Day 2022.
On this topic, KidsRights is doing so much more! On 14th June 2022, KidsRights’ founder, Marc Dullaert, and the boys from the documentary “Shadow Game” went to the European Parliament for the screening of the multi-award-winning documentary, which follows the journey of several young refugees travelling alone through Europe, showing first-hand the struggles they faced at the borders.
We want to reinforce the message that all children on the move deserve protection. This follows the resolution which was adopted in April by the European Parliament on the protection of Ukrainian refugee children who must be given safe passage from Ukraine to the EU. Sadly, the other 22.000 refugee children on the borders of Europe (source: UNICEF) do not receive such a reception.
“The European Commission should be held responsible for the discrimination occurring at the borders of Europe.”- Marc Dullaert, KidsRights’ founder
38.000 signatures to Protect Children on the Move
We then handed over a petition with more than 38.000 signatures on the manifesto “Protect children on the move”. The manifesto calls for a safe passage for children on the move through Europe, meaning no more violence at the borders and better support for unaccompanied minors. Although the Shadow Game project is making great progress, there is still much more to be done. You can help by signing the petition here.
International project for schools: Living Together in Peace
Twinkl is also committed to create and support projects for world peace. The international school project “Living Together in Peace” has opened a global discussion in schools on the importance of preserving peace in the world. Over 400 children from different countries participated by sending messages of hope and solidarity to children who live, or have lived, in conflict zones. Find the children’s submissions below or here.
Language and educational material to support refugees around the world
International New Arrivals Resources – Twinkl provides a range of EAL support resources can help children to feel settled and comfortable in a new environment or country. Find also Adult Support, Top Tips for EAL coordinators, and a Guide on supporting children who are dealing with trauma.
Ukrainian Bilingual Resources – To help Ukrainian children around the world, Twinkl has created bilingual resources in: 13 languages and a landing page for Ukrainian – Romanian resources so that the educators and parents have immediate access to these teaching materials and children’s education and wellbeing can be supported at all times.
About Twinkl Educational Publisher
Twinkl was founded in 2010 in Sheffield by husband and wife Jonathan and Susie Seaton, with a mission ‘to help those who teach’. The company provides high quality, online learning materials and services, which are all teacher-created and checked.
Twinkl offers over 890,000 resources, with new content added daily. This ranges from schemes of work and assessments to augmented reality games and much more. Twinkl is used and trusted by schools and educators in over 200 countries and regions, including primary and secondary school teachers, nursery workers and parents. Twinkl has over 1500 team members based in its two Sheffield offices and remotely around the globe.
More information can be found at twinkl.co.uk