Children and young people have the right to say what they think should happen, and the right to have their opinions taken into account. They can provide valuable information when reporting what is happening in their communities, and with it, help improve their own lives and their peers.
U-Report is one such tool that allows for community participation. It is a free and open-source messaging tool (managed by UNICEF and partners) and is designed to address issues that young people care about, so that marginalised groups and their communities have a voice on issues that matter to them, and have a chance to influence and achieve positive change.
As of 2021, U-Report has over 13 million users in 79 countries, now including Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and member states of OECS.