Kan Yan

Kan Yan (Backward Society Education – BASE): Kan graduated with a BA in Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. During this time, Kan conducted research on the education of Turkish students in Berlin, interned for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former-Yugoslavia, interned for the Texas Speaker of the House on state education, and worked part-time for an anti-private prison campaign. After he graduated, Kan undertook a year of exploring, teaching, traveling, and learning languages. He then enrolled in Harvard Law School where he studying for a joint degree (with the Fletcher School) when he undertook his AP fellowship. In 2008, Kan advised a Karen NGO working on land issues within Burma. After his fellowship, Kan wrote: “It was really nourishing in a way I can't quite put into words.”



The role of civil society in dealing with child labor

24 Jul

BASE believes it is necessary to coordinate and cooperate with stakeholders, other NGOs, INGOs and government officials. This coordination helps share the practices, experiences and knowledge of each, and it allows for an efficient distribution of best practices. Coordination and networking adds collective voice and power to campaigns. BASE has forged a strong network among NGOs, INGOs, GOs and other stakeholders by invites them to meet, develop common understandings, and undertake joint planning to pressure government bodies to implement policies for child rights and education. This network then regularly monitors program activities, government enforcement, and stakeholders commitments. BASE organizes coordination and networking meetings regularly in order to eliminate child labor as well as to raise the common voice for this mission. BASE employs radio media to broadcast programs that raise awareness about child labor.

Posted By Kan Yan

Posted Jul 24th, 2009

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