A Children Government is a representative body composed of children elected by other children to organize social, curricular and co- curricular activities and to participate in governing their school. It serves as the official voice of the children’s body and it encourages children to express their concerns and ideas. It therefore promotes an environment of open discourse and academic excellence and proactively represents the children’s voice to the school administration, board of management and the school community through ethical and accountable service.

The Children’s Government model is an indicator of the leadership and governance strategies of schools within the child friendly schools. The model replaces the prefecture system with a representative body composed of children elected by other children to organize social, curricular and co- curricular activities and to participate in governing their school. It serves as the official voice of the children’s body and it encourages children to express their concerns and ideas. It therefore promotes an environment of open discourse and academic excellence and proactively represents the children’s voice to the school administration, board of management and the school community through ethical and accountable service. The Children’s Government also provides an opportunity where best interest of children is a primary consideration. In addition the principle of “child opinion” which emphasizes that when working with children, it is important that they air their views and opinion on issues that affect them, respect their views and opinions and give them their due weight.

Unite pupils nationwide through peaceful, fair and transparent elections that bring the principles of democracy to the school level and promote responsible citizenship.
Empowering the newly elected children’s representatives on skills relating to leadership, democratic practices and peaceful cultures with a keen focus on the pupils.
Serve as a motivation for the nurturing of young leaders who are well versed with the needs of the society.
Empower children to contribute to national education policy through the child-friendly schools initiative.
Adding value to the commendable effort by the government to safeguard future leadership and societies of this country.
Children’s Government seeks to sensitize the children on contemporary issues such as radicalization and recruitment of children in armed conflicts according to Children’s Act 2010
CAP.141 (2) “No child shall take part in hostilities or be recruited in armed conflicts, and where armed conflict occurs, respect for and protection and care of children shall be maintained in accordance with the law”.
 
Furthermore the platform also looks to impart national values, leadership and integrity and citizenship as prescribed in the Kenya Constitution.
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