Theme for 2018
Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

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Chennai - Wednesday 17 October 2018 - Children's Theatre Performance

Event report

Our small NGO, Shabnam Resources, celebrated this World Day of Human Dignity with our big team of 220 children who began this campaign from October 14th until 17th 2018.

Most of you know that India is ruled by a caste system which is hierarchical and where, unfortunately, some high caste elements do not follow the message of respect for the dignity of all.

The sad part is that children are often the most affected by this.

The dissemination of our message of inclusion, dignity and respect was done in Chennai through group discussions, street theaters and games.

We share with you a photo of our team.

Event description

Shabnam (meaning 'the first refreshing rains after a dry spell') Resources is a registered NGO in Chennai, India, which focuses on community welfare measures, education, livelihood and medical support for children from rural and semi-urban areas. 

To mark the World Day on October 17, Shabnam will organise a children's theatre performance on the theme of human dignity and respect.