Sixty students from Grade Five and Six at La Grange Primary School, West Bank Demerara were sensitized about child abuse and child neglect by Child Rights Alliance (CRA) member Orchid Foundation on November 9, 2017.
The interactive session covered several areas including how to identify child abuse and child neglect as well as how students can report to the authorities. The children were informed that the community can get involved since child protection is everybody’s business. The students’ interest in the session was evident through the numerous questions asked.
The goal of the CRA is to protect children from violence and abuse so that they can have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. If children, parents and the community at large are cognizant of abuse and its prevention this may likely reduce incidents of child abuse.