Apr 14, 2009, 6:19 AM
A four-day training on child's right and protection for the staff of Kaira Suu Federation over the weekend ended in Jambanjelly village, Kombo South district, Western Region.
Speaking at the opening ceremony held at Kaira Suu main office in Jambanjelly village, Mr. Habibou Bah, who deputised for the Child Fund (CF), said Child Fund was formed for two main reasons namely, to protect and promote the welfare of children.
He emphasised the importance of child rights and protection by Child Fund, adding that it is very important to train members of the communities about child rights and protection.
According to him, the reason why children are not protected is because people did not understand the role of Child Fund concerning children in our society.
For his part, Alhagie Nuha Jammeh, the Alkalo of Jambanjelly village, commended Kaira Suu Federation staff and their affiliated parent body Child Fund for their efforts in giving factual training to their staff.
According to Alkalo Jammeh, the training was not for children alone but for elders. He highlighted the need for equipping parents on the rights and protection of children.
Momodou Keita, a representative of the Governor of Western Region said it is the responsibility of the parents to protect and promote the welfare and the rights of the children, as they are the future leaders of this country. He commended Kaira Suu Federation for their timely intervention in training their own staff.
The opening ceremony was chaired by Omar B. Jammeh, Child and Youth Officer for Kaira Suu Federation Jambanjelly, while Mr. Samba Njie who represented Bakary Badjie and Njundu Drammeh, both at CPA dwelt on the topic, entitled Child Rights and Protection.