Though their concerns include a number of issues, each touches on the level of funding aboriginal programming receives. In education, for example, First Nations' schools receive $2,000-3,000 less per student than their provincial equivalents, states the report "Honouring our Children." The family caring society and KAIROS submitted "Honouring our Children" to the UN committee in 2011.For 24-year-old Jean-[John-Paul Chalykoff] voicing their concerns isn't enough, he wants concrete action. "There's been talk for years and years and years and if it's just going to be more talk then I don't see that as a success," he said.As a child and youth care student, [Madelynn Slade] has studied the UN charter, and her classes combined with her personal family experience in the child welfare system prompted her to apply for the trip to Geneva. As a teen she was removed from her home and until recently she wasn't willing to talk about that experience. "I was ashamed to state that I'd been taken from my home because there's such a stigma carried with that," she said. But Slade believes that story will have an impact on committee members. "It gives what I say power," she said, "I'm able to speak to this from the pain I've suffered."