‘Every single child deserves safe & secure childhood’
DC Peren Sentiwapang Aier during the launching of Child Rights Ambassador at the Conference Hall, DC Complex, New Peren on November 18. (DIPR Photo)
Deputy Commissioner launches Child Rights Ambassador in Peren
Peren, November 19 (MExN): Peren District officially launched Child Rights Ambassador on November 18 at the Conference Hall, DC Complex, New Peren with Deputy Commissioner Peren, Sentiwapang Aier as the special guest.
According to a DIPR report, the launching programme was organized by District Child Protection Unit, Department of Social Welfare in collaboration with District Administration Peren.
District Child Protection Officer, Peren, Avika Zhimomi in his keynote address asserted that “Every single child deserves to be protected against any harm and danger and also deserves to live a safe and secure childhood.”
Zhimomi said that Child Rights Ambassador (CRA) is to be an advocate for children’s rights in schools. He said Child Protection Services (CPS) aims to bring down abuse and violence against children and even prevent with the right intervention at the right time. He added that CRA will play a major role in disseminating awareness on child rights and protection and reporting any violation of children’s rights.
He mentioned that CRA programme is open to all the schools and students and once the school agrees to be a part of this programme, schools may assign two students (preferably one boy and one girl) as Child Ambassadors.
DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier, while launching the CRA programme, said in earlier days not much importance was given to protect the rights of the children, but with the passage of time various departments as well as different organizations are taking up the initiative to safeguard the rights of the children. He maintained that with this launching programme children should know what rights they have and they should learn how to utilize it to promote their rights. Moreover, he urged the organizing department to create awareness program on Child Rights in various departments as well as in schools and also appealed to them to work towards what is best for each child.
The programme was chaired by District Child Protection Unit, Peren Counsellor, Iningle, while vote of thanks was proposed by Asungbe.