Gideon Ebbah, GNA
Effiduase (Ash), June 12, GNA - The Sekyere East Cluster of World Vision Ghana (WVG) has embarked on a training programme to empower Community Child Protection Committee (CCPC) members to be able to fight against child abuses in the area.
Mr. Paul Akuamoah Boateng, Development Facilitator of the Sekyere East Cluster of WVG, said the essence of the programme was to equip the CCPCs to formulate and implement sustainable action plans that would help protect the rights of children and enhance their wellbeing.
Mr Boateng said the overall goal was to aid the community members from the 22 communities to understand and accept the need to protect the children for a better and safer future.
He spoke of the increasing reported cases of child abuse and neglect in communities in the area and said the intervention was to help curb the menace.
Mr. Boateng urged the committee members to lead the advocacy in child protection issues.
Mr. Evans Abban Ewudzie, a Development Facilitator of the Sekyere East Cluster of WVG, said the programme was aimed at establishing strong community based stakeholders’ network that would prevent, protect and respond to child abuse cases in the various communities in the District.
He said the training would also empower them to report child abuse cases that were beyond their control to local state institutions such as the Department of Social Welfare, Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service, Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) and others for redress.