N JUABEN N: UNICEF, Education Directorate, and CNC move to improve child development
UNICEF, Education Directorate, and Center for National Culture have teamed up to create enabling environment for the development of children.

Date Created : 10/5/2018 6:02:34 AM : Story Author : Elizabeth Ansaah/

At a durbar organized by the Center for National Culture and sponsored by UNICEF which was held at Efiduase Methodist Primary School compound in the New Juaben North Municipality, to create awareness on the need to create such conducive environment for the development of children, statekeholders were advised to desist from maltreating children.

“Maltreatment of children makes it difficult for the kids to concentrate in class, or have the peace of mind to study”.

They noted that such environment is the best for children to grow and develop in peace in order to achieve their potentials.

Mr Laud Sarpong from the Center for National Culture urged parents to honour a key responsibility to their children which is to educate them.

He advised that parents should add weighing card or birth certificate when going for admissions, adding it helps government to know the number of kids and also use that number in the distribution of resources.

He urged society to be each other’s keeper particularly with children to protect them from unscrupulous persons, adding street children must be taken to the nearest school or report to Assembly members or the chief of that town.

Diana Ansong from the Municipal Directorate of Gender warned parents against accepting token from people who sexually violate their children instead of reporting them to authorities for proper action.

According to her, parents must shy away from child marriages, child labour, and all forms of child abuses and rather facilitate in creating a better future for them.

Also, teachers must treat pupils with love and compassion as though they are their own because that is what helps children to develop well and realise their God given talents.

The Municipal Chief Executive, Comfort Asante encourages organisers to organise more of such programmes to enlighten parents on the rights of children.

She admonished parents to be responsible for the upkeep and interests of their kids, while urging children to be obedient and play their roles at home and be respectful.

The MCE asked that the chiefs, Assembly members and other stakeholders be part of such programmes next time.

There was dancing and drama to drum home the concept of child abuse and its negative impact on children.