Opportunities for child networking have been provided at Vidiyal since 1997. Chandran represented Vidiyal Vaanavil working children’s forum at the consultative workshop organized by Concerned for Working Children at Kundapur, Karnataka. This led to the evolution of NMWC at the national level and Vidiyal Child Rights Movement at local level.
The children of Vidiyal Child Rights Movement have been constantly interacting with other children’s organizations and became founding members of the CR4WSF and FCMRP in 2004 and 2006 respectively.
Apart from contributing to the formation of structured networking, the children of Vidiyal Child Rights Movement have participated in the following arenas which widened their horizon.
2005 Ramesh, Rajive Gandhi and Meher Nisha participated in the Children’s consultation for preparing the Tamilnadu Election Children’s Manifesto at Chennai – organised by CACL Tamilnadu and Pudhucherry
2005 R.Ranjith Kumar, Meenakshi and Muruganantham particiapated in the Children’s consultation at Gujarat – organised by Balsena and Shaishav
2007 Ten children participated in the Children’s Consultation on child protagonism at ECC, Bangalore. Ranjith was one among the few child facilitators which brought laurels to the Vidiyal Child Rights Movement – organised by Concerned for Working Children, Speech and ECC.
2007 Preethi and Pandithurai participated in the National Children’s Conference at Odisa – organized by CACL
2008 Kulandhaiammal and Jeyakumar participated in the state level consultation for preparing a children’s alternate report – organized by ICCW
2008 Bharath Kumar, Kulandhaiammal, Abdul Rehman and Loganayaki participated in the 1st National Children’s Consultation at Gujarat – organized by Balsena and Shaishav
2008 Bharath Kumar and Preethi participated in the Tamilnadu state children’s alternate report process and Bharath was elected as one of the child researchers – organized by CACL and CACT Tamilnadu.
2008 Ganesan and S.Manikandan participated in the National Youth festival at Odisa – Organized by National Youth Development department
2009 Preethi, Ganesan, Nandhini, Abu, S.Manikandan and Kulandhaiammal participated in the International Conference on Millennium Development Goals and Child Protection, sponsored by UNICEF and UGC held at Ernakulam, Kerala.
2009 Master. Bharath Kumar represented Vidiyal Child Rights Movement in the National Convention on Right to Education and Abolition of Child Labour organised in Chennai and at New Delhi by the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) sponsored by ILO and UNICEF.
2009 Ten children participated in the National Children’s Festival organised by the Government of Pudhucherry during the month of January 2009.
Master.Jeyakumar and Ms.Palaneeswari represented Vidiyal Child Rights Movement at the Civil Society Summit organised at Bangalore, Karnataka in January 2010.
2010 January Ms.Preethi and Master.Anbu represented Vidiyal Child Rights Movement at the UNICEF supported state level consultation on “Children in Governance” at Thirukalukundram in which Ms.Palaneeswari played an effective role as a young facilitator.
Master.Arunraj represented Vidiyal Child Rights Movement in the consultation organised by UNICEF on “Listening to the voices of adolescents” at New Delhi in February 2010. Mr.D.Arockiam, Programme Director accompanied Arunraj for this meeting.
2010 a group of children and adults came from Andhra Pradesh for an exposure visit to Vidiyal and Vidiyal Child Rights Movement to learn the good practices in Child Participation.
2011 June 3rd National Children’s Consultation, at Mumbai, hosted by YUVA, Bal Athikar Sangarsh Sangatan (BASS) a child led organization. Theme “Moving together for Experimenting our learning” Our children Jeyakumar, Loganayaki, Balamurugan and Sangeetha represented Vidiyal Child Rights Movement at this consultation
2011 October, our children participated in the documentary film prepared by Media matters for Unicef in which they raised their voice for their fellow children on matters related to child participation.
2012 January National Children’s Consultation on “ Envisioning Social Change through Practicing Child Participation” organized by YUVA. Our children Selvakumar, Loganayaki, Shanmuga Sundaram and Sivaranjani represented the children movement.
2012 May, a group of representatives from Bal Athikar Sangarsh Sangatan (BASS) a Mumbai based children network came and visited VCRM on an exposure visit along with YUVA the facilitating organization.
2012 June Tamilarasi represented Vidiyal Child Rights Movement at the press meet organized by Unicef at Chennai and spoke for the rights of the children from excluded communities and critiqued the plan document.
2013 June National Children’s Consultation on “ Creating a safe and enabling environment for children to ensure Child Protection through Child Participation” held at Mumbai, organized by YUVA, Our children Sangeetha, Muthupandi, Surya Narayanan and Nandheeswari represented Vidiyal Child Rights Movement at this consultation.
2013 November Consultation on Christian education and children at risk at Chennai, organized by NCCI-SYNOD. Our children Bagam Priya, Durga, Mahalakshmi, Sonaimuthu and Manikandan served as panelists and also they critiqued the action plan. They also participated in the other sessions at par with the adults.