The basics of life: explore the right to survival

Learn more about the different children's rights linked to the right to survival by exploring the basics of life discussion poster.

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As an introduction to the activity, scan the QR code on the panel and listen together with the group of participants to the audio story.


Then, explore the different rights linked to the right to survival in the left top corner of the panel. It's useful to have the children's rights overview panel at hand to check the different icons.


Try to find for each right a situation where the specific right is respected and where it is violated.


Discuss with the players the specific situations and why it's linked to the right to survival.


The game ends when all the rights linked to survival are discussed.

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The 'Basics of Life' poster is the overview poster for the right to survival. This poster depicts different ways of access to basic needs like food, health or housing. It's one of the four storytelling posters linked to one of the dimensions of children's rights: survival, protection, development and participation. The storytelling poster is closely linked to the Basic Needs Bingo (see further).

All children's rights icons used on the posters are created by UNICEF for their child-friendly version of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Ask the children to make a drawing about the right to survival and what it means to them.

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