The Orchid Foundation, as of 24th July 2017, will be engaging students at Professional Learning Institute Secondary School, Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara, in sensitization sessions. This activity falls under the Child Rights Alliance (CRA), of which Orchid Foundation is a member. The purpose of the CRA is to protect children from violence and abuse through several means; one of which is to sensitize them about child protection issues and measures.
A trained CRA counsellor will engage children in interactive and informative sessions in the sensitization sessions. The topics discussed in the sensitization sessions will increase the children’s awareness of child protection issues and the systems in place to protect them. This will contribute to a reduction in incidents of abuse. In some cases, this may encourage a child to report if they are being abused or if they have knowledge of someone who is being abused.