IMAC (International Movement of Apostolate of Children) is present in 41 countries throughout the world: in Africa, Latin America, Canada, Middle East, Indian Ocean, Europe and the Caribbean.
The IMAC's mission:
1) To promote and sustain throughout the world, the expression, the formation and expansion of children. It promotes and supports the actions of responsabilisación children, regardless of social background, cultural, ethnic, religion;
2) Arrange among children adherents information movements, exchanges and contacts. Gives rise to dialogue between adherents movements and other movements or people who have the same concerns;
3) To represent children who are part of various movements against international organizations dedicated to children.
The IMAC, International Non-Governmental Organization, is recognized by ECOSOC (UNICEF, Committee on the Rights of the Child, Human Rights Commission) and the International Labour Organization.
1) Each member movement of the IMAC allows children to fully be party; be protagonists in the various places that concern them: family, school, neighborhood and improve their living conditions. Thus, depending on their age, it gives them the opportunity to become true citizens. The movements that adhere to the IMAC are based on the following pedagogy: See, judge, act, evaluate, celebrate. Children participate in defending their rights.
2) To do that, young people and some adults accompanying the children.
The IMAC allows children to act to improve their living conditions, to defend their rights, to be protagonists of their life in their environment (neighborhood, family, school, work ...). They are development actors performing actions by them children. These actions allow those who want to live in difficult conditions to access a normal life situation. They work for the International Convention on the Rights of the Child applies to all.
Thus, by its action and its pedagogical approach, the IMAC allows children:
- To organize,
- Become aware of living situations and living conditions,
- To express their views on what concerns,
- To know their rights and duties,
- If the protagonists of their development,
- To participate in building a world of solidarity, justice and peace,
- To live and act in keeping with their faith,
- To announce and witness to the Good News of Jesus Christ to children and adults around them,
- To promote learning tolerance, welcoming religious, cultural, ethnic differences ... as wealth.
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