Child Rights Alliance partner Heavenly Light World Outreach Fellowship continues its sensitization efforts at the Carmel Secondary School during the months of May and June 2017. The aim of the sensitization sessions is to increase the students awreness of what constitutes abuse, child abuse preventative methods and the reporting system in Guyana. This will help to realize the CRA goal of protecting children from abuse and violence. Students will also be sensitized on important issues such as gender based violence and gender and sexuality.
These sensitization sessions are integral to protecting children from violence and abuse. It was reported that there is an increase of reported cases of abuse, especially among boys in the first quarter of 2017. Therefore, it is evident that more work needs to be done to protect children.