16 Nov 2018

The second of our Trustees’ Week blogs comes from Harri Evans-Mason, Get on Board Cymru Project Coordinator.

Harri Evans-Mason OG

'Hi, I'm Harri. I am a 19 year old Business Management Student at Swansea University; alongside my studies I have the privilege of Managing the 'Get on Board Cymru' Project at the Children's Rights Unit (CRU).

'My Journey to being a Trustee began in 2014 at Secondary School; this was when I first started volunteering. Whilst at School, I was an active pupil took on the role of Whole School Council Chairperson. This was the beginning of my portfolio in committee roles. As part of the School Council, I met the then Children's Commissioner Keith Towler, as well as staff of the Children's Rights Unit. I noticed the importance of Children's Rights as a young person and identified, as studies have shown, Article Twelve of the UNCRC really is the gateway right: The right to be listened to, and be taken seriously. I volunteered as a Childrens Rights Champion and aspired to adopt roles which could influence and make rights a reality for other Children and Young People...'

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