Valini Leitch


Sensitization Sessions at La Grange and Patentia Secondary
In: ChildLink News
Sep 15, 2017

The Orchid Foundation is engaging children in La Grange Secondary School and Patentia Secondary School in sensitization sessions during the month of September, 2017 and may carry over to October, 2017 as well. These activities fall under the Child Rights Alliance (CRA) project. The aim of the CRA is to sensitize children about child abuse, the rights and responsibilities of the child and preventatives measures of child abuse.

The trained counselors of the CRA have sensitized over 1,900 children in Regions Three, Four and Five from January 2017 to July 2017. When children are sensitized they feel more encouraged to report cases of abuse. During the aforementioned time period, over 50 children reported to a CRA counselor that they were abused.