Lola Kenya Screen is a noble organisation that aims at nurturing our raw talents to enable us understand our society through the works of children: Atanas Manyala Keya, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, Government of Kenya. August 10, 2009.
Holding a festival like this one in which the element of child ‘Participation’ is evident is a clear indication that you are walking with the child in terms of ‘Development’ as two of the four pillars of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child; the others are Survival and Protection. It is wonderful to note that Lola Kenya Screen recognises that children are not passive or a powerless target group but capable communicators. Information sharing between children and adults should be based on mutual respect if we mean to make child participation genuine and effective. Lola Kenya Screen falls under the Development right of the child as per the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNCRC. Lola Kenya Screen has a great significance in the advancement of children’s rights in the eastern Africa region and is indeed a great chance given to our children and youth to explore, identify and nurture their talents creatively. : Prof Jacqueline Oduol, Secretary, National Council for Children’s Services, Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, Government of Kenya. August 15, 2009.