May 10, 2016, 11:46 AM
Youth Partnership project, a three year project implementation by the Child Protection Alliance for selected schools participating in year one of the project were trained on child protection framework for their peer supporters over the weekend. The project was funded by the ECAPAT.
The training was held at the KMC Chambers, aimed at developing child protection framework for YPP, understand how to better protect the children and youths that participate in YPP activities, and to learn about procedures about partner organisation, among others.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Project Co-ordinator of Youth Partnership Project Junkung Jorbarteh said 10-peer supporters in three schools and two centres will be trained and equipped to handle the situation.
For his part, Musukuta Badjie, the Programme Officer for Child Rights Protection that spoke on behalf of CPA's Director, spoke for the need of developing a child protection policy for the YPP. She highlighted that some problems in schools happen due to the lack of child protection policies, adding that child protection policy contains rules and regulations that will enable youths and children to learn and interact with their peers in safe and friendly schools.