As part of its EU-funded Child Rights Instrument Agents for Sustainable Change project, the SOS Children’s Villages The Gambia recently convened a three-day training session for stakeholders in the Central River Region on the three child rights instruments in The Gambia Children’s Act 2005, The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC). The training was held at the Regional Education Directorate in Janjangbureh.
The project is aimed at promoting children’s rights in The Gambia and to ensure that their rights are respected and fulfilled.
Pierre Jatta, SOS Child Rights Project Programme Coordinator, tasked the stakeholders to make best use of the training, saying it will further equip them in children’s issues.
Declaring the forum open on behalf of the Governor, the Deputy Governor of Central River Region, Alh Malang Saibou Camara, urged participants to take the training seriously. He applauded SOS The Gambia for complementing government’s efforts in promoting greater access, understanding and application of the three child rights instruments.
He challenged all stakeholders to disseminate the information at the grassroots.
Also speaking at the opening ceremony, Joseph Peacock, the SOS Children’s Villages The Gambia National Family Strengthening Coordinator, said under the project, they have provided water and sanitation facilities to three lower basic schools; namely Brikamaba, Sankulay Kunda and Sare Babou Lower Basic Schools.