By: KALD | Voltaonlinegh.com |
The Centre for National Culture (CNC) together with other stakeholders is reaching out to more communities in the Volta region with the anti-child abuse campaign dubbed ‘Ghanaians Against Child Abuse’ (GACA).
The centre, through the use of drama has so far led the campaign aimed at raising awareness on child right issues in 16 communities across four districts of the region.
The GACA campaign which was launched in 2017 is a Child Protective Social Drive initiative under the auspices of the Ministries of Children and Social Protection, Education, Local Government and Rural Development with support from the Canadian Government, USAID, Korean International Cooperation Agency, and UNICEF.
Mr. Kassim Mireku, Head of Programmes at the Volta Regional Office of the Centre for National Culture (CNC), speaking to Voltaonlinegh.com on the sidelines of the campaign at Adaklu Kodzobi, said the initiative was to conscientise Ghanaians against the various forms of abuses against children in the country.
He indicated that the campaign which was in its fourth phase begun in the Region at Avega and Ave Dakpa in the Akatsi North District, and continued to the Adaklu, Central Tongu and the North Dayi districts.
As part of the campaign, officials from the Gender and Children Affairs ministry, Ghana Education Service and Ghana Health Service also took turns to sensitise members of the various communities especially parents on how to ensure the welfare of children by seeking their best interest at all time.
The District Social Welfare Officer for Akatsi North, Madam Linda Quist admonished parents against maltreating their children, while recounting the effect of excessive labour and corporal punishment on child development.
She thus encouraged parents to provide the right environment at home for their children’s development and also respond promptly to their educational, health and welfare needs.
The Ghanaians Against Child Abuse campaign train is expected to stops in several other communities in the region.