Sep 18, 2009, 4:39 AM
The Child Protection Alliance (CPA) has recently been successful in being awarded £5,000 from the British High Commission to help train police officers, immigration officers and social workers in techniques designed to detect child abuse.
The funding secured from the British High Commission will also help train 15 staff in running and operating The Gambia’s child helpline as well as further educating Gambian tour operators about the ‘Tourism Code of Conduct’.
Commenting, UK High Commissioner David Morley said: “The Child Protection Alliance does a very important job in difficult circumstances, often facing a number of obstacles. I am pleased the High Commission is able to help and hope the newly trained staff will make a real difference in their communities and workplaces.”
For his part, Njundu Drammeh, National Coordinator at the Child Protection Alliance, said: “The CPA is very grateful for the support provided by the British High Commission and with this money we hope to be able to contribute significantly to the building of a more protective environment for children in The Gambia.”