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Council of children presents tourism advices to TCB

On December 12th Group 7 van Kolegio San Luis Betran in Rincon, the kid’s council and Tourism Corporation Bonaire participated in a dialogues session. The purpose of the dialogue session was to provide a platform for the surprising insights and perspectives of children about the dilemma of TCB. The dilemma of TCB is “what can tourism mean to the island of Bonaire?’’ This dilemma is sustained with different sub questions which Mr. Curvin George the dialogue leader of that morning, used as tool to triggered the children in order to start a debatable discussion and come up with effective ideas. The children were the center of attention during this dialogue, the team of TCB and the group of children sat around in a U form and discuss about different possible solution and suggestions. TCB is now waiting on the final report in order to analyze the ideas, solutions and suggestions to decide which one they are taking further for implementation.

About Council of children

New challenges, for example in the areas of energy, healthcare, nature, the environment and food, urgently require new solutions and a fresh way of looking. Children can help us to look differently, with their sharp questions and clear logic. As young stakeholders, they also have the right to talk about issues that determine their future. To bring all this to the attention, Laurentien van Oranje founded the Missing Chapter Foundation (MCF) in 2009. MCF creates awareness among decision makers; identifies processes that are enriched by the insights of young stakeholders and creates dialogue between generations. All this in close collaboration with children and young people, education, business, government agencies and social organizations. One of the core initiatives of the Missing Chapter Foundation is the Council of Children, in collaboration with UNICEF and the Council of Children, children structurally think along with companies and organizations about strategic and social issues. Everyone wins with a Council of Children: children can think about the world around them, decision-makers discover new ways of thinking and teachers are inspired by the creative thinking of their pupils.

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