Kaira Su Federation (KSF), a ChildFund The Gambia-affiliated federation based in Jambanjelly, Kombo South, recently trained parents and caregivers on child protection, .
The training, held at the Siffoe Community Association Centre, targeted fifty-five parents and caregivers within the Federation’s operation area, with the aim to create solid relationship between caregivers and their children.This is an ongoing exercise the Federation is conducting after a similar one was held in Tanji, where another group of fifty-five parents were trained.
Speaking at the Siffoe training, Jawuru Gassama, Chairperson of Sanyang Community Association, called on the participants to fully participate in the training in order to understand their responsibilities as parents and caregivers.
Lamin Ceesay, acting Manager of the Kaira Su Federation, said issues relating to children are serious concern to ChildFund and its affiliated federations. He thus calling on parents to work closely with them to give the children the best protection they need.
According to him, parents and caregivers are required to give conducive environment to their children so that they can focus well on their education and other activities.
He assured parents of the Federation’s continued support and commitment to provide the best environment for children, who he said, should be taken care of to grow and become responsible elders.
Haruna Badjie, the West Coast Region Social Welfare Officer, said children need to be protected from all forms of abuse and exploitation so that they can become productive parents.
He assured that the Department of Social Welfare is strongly committed to the welfare and protection of children, reminding parents that child protection is not the responsibility of the Government alone.
by Fatou Gassama