Rights of the child taken to Region #7

Georgetown GINA, June 4, 2016

The National Commission on the Rights of the Child (NCRC) on Wednesday hosted a workshop on Leadership and Community building at Waramadong, Region Seven. It targeted professionals in various sectors who work with children, to educate them on the rights of a child.

Rights of the Child Commission, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Amar Panday, said, “the workshop included the Toshao, the council, the teachers, health workers wherein we emphasised to them the (UN) Convention on the Rights of the Child, leadership, models of child poverty and areas of personal development.”

The interactive workshop saw discussions and suggestions and possible solutions to some of the problems faced by the community in relation to child development.

“We received from them feedback on how different elements of the state operates in solving many of the problems that they face in Waramadong. I am very, very happy with the feedback, responses in each area that we raised with them and the report of the workshop will go to the Minister, the president so to speak,” Panday said.

The workshop is aimed at creating a better environment for child development in the area and is part of a broader vision for the country.

The NCRC was established in March 1998 with responsibility to promote the Convention on the Rights of the Child and to monitor services to children, as set out in the National Plan of Action and the World Summit Goals for Children.