Institute for Social Reformation and Action (ISRA) over the weekend concluded a
day’s workshop for “Maglis” (Traditional Quranic Memorization Centre) at the
Governor’s conference hall in Brikama, West Coast Region.
The aim of the training was to incorporate the teaching and learning of English language in the maglis’ programmes and children’s protection.
Speaking at the start of the workshop, the ISRA executive director, Phoday M. Kebbeh, spoke at length on the significance of the forum, saying the project intervention areas centered on traditional Quranic memorization centres
According to him, the government could not solve the problems of children entirely, stressing that child protection must be the business of all and sundry, both as individuals and institutions.
ISRA project coordinator, Karamo K. Keita, said English language is the country’s official language while stressing its importance to be incorporated into maglis to enable children to be able to read and write it for their livelihood.
The regional social welfare officer, Haruna Badjie, pointed out that child protection requires a multi-sectoral approach, adding that children should be protected from all forms of abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence.