Frequently Asked Questions

What could be the age bracket of Senior Children’s Parliament?

12 to 18.

Can we club both Junior and Senior Children’s Parliament in case there are not enough children to form two parliaments?


In the event both age groups are clubbed together and still there is not enough number of children to form a parliament, what should be done?

They can join the adjacent Neighbourhood Parliament of Children and conduct their meetings. However, there should be separate cabinets of ministers for both the neighbourhoods.

Why do we call them “parliaments”?

“Parliament” comes from the Latin word “parlare” which means to speak. Therefore “parliament” in our case means a forum or platform to speak.

In democracy the voice of the people ought to be respected and so the people should be provided with a platform to express their concerns, problems, aspirations, etc.

Here, in order to heed the voice of the children, speaking forums are provided to them in the form of Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children.

What are the objectives of Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children?

The Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children provide opportunity to children to participate in the governance.

The Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children provide platforms to the children to speak and to be heard.

The Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children provide the children with an opportunity to create a movement of their own to fight for their rights.

The Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children make children in the neighbourhood active and responsible citizens motivated as regards their rights and the need for security.

The Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children enable the children to participate in governance.

The Neighbourhood Parliaments of Children provide an arena for children to involve in action responses.

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Contact Information

Neighbourhood Community Network (NCN),

Montfort Social Institute (MSI)

Church Colony Road, Montfort Nagar, Church Colony, Uppal, Hyderabad, Telangana 500039, India.

Phone: +91 4652 278223
Mob: +91 94426 48224
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