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Nations student is a member of the CDCA-DF

On April 26, the committee took part in a session of the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia to witness the launching of the Mixed Parliamentary Front for the Rights of Children and Adolescents of the National Congress

We are happy to announce that our student, Tiago Bianchini, Grade 11, is a member of the Adolescent Advisory Committee of the Council for the Rights of Children and Adolescents of the Federal District (CDCA-DF), where he has served as a counselor since November 2022.


The CDCA-DF is linked to the Secretariat of Justice and Citizenship (Sejus). Among the attributions of the CDCA-DF Council is deliberating and formulating policy to promote the rights of children and adolescents, controlling and accompanying governmental and non-governmental actions in the execution of policy, and setting criteria for the use and application of the Fund for the Rights of Children and Adolescents — FDCA-DF.

The committee gathers young people from throughout the Federal District to discuss human rights issues and the rights of children and adolescents. It supports the idea that young people should be involved in discussions about their rights and that their participation is essential to create policies that genuinely meet their needs. Tiago shares this belief and has been working hard to ensure that the voices of young people are heard. His participation in the committee is an inspiring example of how young people can make a difference and create positive change in their communities.

On April 26, the committee took part in a session of the Chamber of Deputies in Brasilia to witness the launching of the Mixed Parliamentary Front for the Rights of Children and Adolescents of the National Congress. Tiago and other members of the CDCA-DF had the opportunity to speak with deputies and senators and present a letter of manifestation containing eighteen reasons to protect children and adolescents from violence.

In his testimonial, Tiago spoke about how participating in the committee has been a positive experience. He has learned about young people’s challenges and the importance of advocating for their rights. “I’m seeing realities that are quite different from mine. Through the committee, I have realized the importance of recognizing my privilege and being able to draw on that to help others. I see this experience as a way to exercise democracy in our country.”

“I expect to understand more of the legislative process in Brazil. Seeing how things work from the inside will change my worldview.”

In addition, Tiago revealed that he could apply the teachings he learned through the school’s Moral Education and Global Citizenship Program in his role as a counselor. “Knowing that I am part of a group that can bring change is extremely rewarding. It’s confirmation that we have the power of action. I see the importance of the values such as empathy and community service that the school cherishes.”

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