CRA launched in Wokha and Peren

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/19/2019 11:20:33 AM IST

As part of Child right week, which is being observed from November 14 to 20, child rights ambassador (CRA) was launched in Wokha and Peren initiated by the Child Protection Services, Department of Social Welfare.

In Wokha, the CRA was launched by DC, Orenthung Patton on November 19. 

In his speech, he said rights should always be accompanied by responsibilities while encouraging the students to know their rights first and then spread the news to their friends in the school. He also informed the students that any abuse took place in their school should be reported to the DCPU and CWCs immediately.

District Child Protection Officer, Sekho Dawhuo in his keynote address said the programme aimed to advocate children’s rights in schools while highlighting about the objective of the campaign. He added that child protection services believed that abuse and violence against children can be brought to an end and prevented if right intervention was made at the right time. He hoped that the campaign will empower the children’s to help them stand for their own rights.

Observation Home Wokha Superintendent, Wobenthung Patton highlighted the rights of the children. 

DCPU also appreciated the effort of Chubainla Jamir, Society Director CPS and Sarah Ritse, secretary and chairperson CPS Nagaland for initiating this programme to reach the children at the grassroots level.

Peren: While launching the CRA in Peren on November 18, DC Peren, Sentiwapang Aier said earlier not much importance was given to protect the rights of the children, but with the passage of time various departments as well as different organizations have taken up the initiative to safeguard the rights of the children. 

He maintained that with this launching programme children should know what rights they have and should learn how to utilize it to promote their rights. He further urged the organizing department to create awareness programme on child rights in various departments as well as in schools and appealed to them to work for the welfare of the children.

District child protection officer, Peren, Avika Zhimomi in his keynote address asserted that CRA should be an advocate for children’s rights in schools. He said Child Protection Services (CPS) aimed to bring down abuse and violence against children with the right intervention at the right time. He added that CRA will play a major role in disseminating awareness on child rights and protection and reporting any violation of children’s rights.

He mentioned that CRA programme was open to all the schools and students and once the school agreed to be part of the programme it may assign two students (preferably one boy and one girl) as child ambassadors. 

The programme was chaired by district child protection unit, Peren counsellor, Iningle, while vote of thanks was proposed by Asungbe.

The launching programme was organized by district child protection unit, department of Social Welfare in collaboration with district administration Peren.


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