Representatives from ChildLinK and the Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) held a soft launch of the Child Rights Alliance (CRA) in Regions Three and Five. The Region Three soft launch was held at the West Demerara Secondary School on 9th February 2017 while the Region Five launch was held at the Bush Lot Secondary School on 13th February, 2017.
The students and teachers were sensitized on the aim and objectives of the CRA. The Child Rights Alliance was formed with the intention of empowering partners to create an environment where children have the opportunity to develop holistically and where the rights of the child, as stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), are respected.
The students were engaged in several interactive sessions where they were sensitized about their rights and responsibilities as stated in the (UNCRC), the different forms of abuse and the importance of reporting abuse.