Suame Municipal, 23rd Nov 2022 – The Department of Community Development and the Department of Children collaborated to organize a child protection engagement session at an Islamic Basic School in Suame Municipal. The event aimed to raise awareness and empower teachers and pupils on child protection issues, including child abuse, and to educate them about children’s rights and responsibilities.
Child protection is of utmost importance in ensuring the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children. Recognizing this, the engagement session provided an opportunity for teachers and pupils of the Islamic Basic School to come together and discuss crucial topics surrounding child protection. The discussions centered on raising awareness about child abuse, its different forms, and the steps that can be taken to prevent and address such incidents.
During the session, participants learned about the importance of recognizing signs of child abuse and the appropriate channels for reporting any suspicions or incidents. They were informed about the role of teachers and school staff in creating a safe and supportive environment for children, where they can freely express themselves and seek help if needed. The engagement emphasized the responsibility of the entire community in protecting children from harm and ensuring their overall well-being.
Furthermore, the session focused on educating the pupils about their rights and responsibilities as children. They were encouraged to understand and assert their rights, such as the right to education, protection, and participation in decision-making processes. Through interactive discussions and activities, the pupils gained a better understanding of their rights and the importance of respecting the rights of others.
The engagement session also highlighted the role of parents and caregivers in safeguarding their children’s well-being. It emphasized the importance of open communication and creating a supportive home environment where children feel safe and comfortable to share their concerns and experiences.
The organizers expressed their appreciation to the Islamic Basic School for actively participating in the engagement session and demonstrating their commitment to child protection. They encouraged the teachers and pupils to apply the knowledge gained during the session in their daily lives and to become advocates for child protection within their community.
The child protection engagement session at the Islamic Basic School in Suame Municipal served as a vital platform for raising awareness, fostering dialogue, and empowering the school community to protect children from abuse. By equipping teachers and pupils with knowledge about child protection issues and promoting children’s rights and responsibilities, the engagement session contributes to creating a safer and more supportive environment for all children.
The Department of Community Development and the Department of Children remain dedicated to their mission of promoting child welfare and protection in the Suame Municipal area. Through continued collaborations and engagements, they aim to build a community that values and prioritizes the well-being of its youngest members.
As the Islamic Basic School community in Suame Municipal comes together to address child protection issues, their collective efforts contribute to a safer and more nurturing environment for all children, ensuring that their rights are respected and their voices are heard.