Child Protection Community Sensitization Forum in Thigio, Kikuyu

We held a very successful and fruitful sensitization workshop with the parishioners of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Thigio, in Kikuyu in the outskirts of Nairobi. The event was sponsored by Sisters of Charity Home – Thigio. Fifty four participants attended the day long sensitization. The primary target groups were church staff and community people working in child protection or those passionate with children issues in the community. The workshop covered: Child Protection; Children rights and Human trafficking. The purpose of the training was to sensitize the community on modern slavery (or slavery – like activities), explore practical ways in which the community can better protect their children  from abuse and exploitation; to impart knowledge about human trafficking and to orient participants of children rights as human rights; and exploring the need to form child Protection Committees in the area to aid in protecting children (including the most vulnerable) within this community – those who are  categorized as needing special care and protection as per Kenya children Act (2001).

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