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Toronto, May 15 (Canadian-Media): The International Day of Families is observed today every year. Observance, this year, focuses on the role families and family-oriented policies play in promotion of education and well-being of the family members.
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This particular Day would raise awareness to families in how they can promote early childhood education as well as lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.
The importance of all caregivers in families, be it parents, grandparents or siblings and the importance of parental education for the welfare of children are highlighted by this Day. It focuses to assist parents in their educational and caregiving roles and on good practices for work-family balance.
Support of working parents from the private sector as well as youth and older persons in the workplace are also highlighted.
The Day also aims to discuss the importance of ‘knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development’
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)