A safer world for children
Posted on December 12, 2017 under News
It is imperative for elders to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and that they grow in a safe and supportive environment. To bring this issue in light, a one-day interactive orientation was held on 30 November at Shree Bulke Secondary School, Rupandehi to aware School Management Committee (SMC), Parents Teachers Association (PTA), teachers and students about child rights and child protection.
The orientation discussions were on child rights and protection, child abuse, reporting mechanism, investigation process and the need and importance of child protection policy in an organisation (school).
During the orientation, one of the teachers shared a child abuse case in a school which was not managed well due to lack of reporting mechanism and also to save the reputation of the school and the teacher.
After the orientation, the participants made plans to develop child protection management committees in schools to rightly address issues of child abuse or violation of their human rights.
The orientation was organised by UMNís partner NASSO and facilitated by Pandav Rasaili, Programme Officer of UMN. There were 23 participants including 11 teachers, five from PTA/SMC and seven child club members.