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Saamasang federation orients servicemen on child abuse

Dec 15, 2009, 2:35 PM | Article By: Yai Dibba

Samasang Federation, in collaboration with Child Fund The Gambia last Thursday trained 25 service men and women, drawn from the police, Immigration and the Army on child abuse.

Speaking at the occasion held at the Jamisa Skill Centre in Brikama, the Acting Managing Director of Saamasang Federation, Kejew Joof thanked the participants for responding to their call. She acknowledged the commitment attaches to the protection of children by the service sector in The Gambia.

She said the protection of children is not something new as it is part of the tradition and religion. She noted that security officers are the first contact in the event of child abuse. "That is why my office has attached great importance to the protection of children," she said.

Mr. Amadou Tambedou of Saamasang Federation gave a background introduction of the training, which he said, was deemed fit by the federation to involve all sectors in the protection of children.

For his part, Mr. Fabakary Fadera, Accountant of Saamasang Federation emphasised the need for officers to stand in protection of every child in this country. As he put it, they are the feature leaders of tomorrow.

Other speakers included Mr. Alieu Mendy and Mr. Jallow, both of whom commented on the outcome and overall well-being of the training to national development.