The project coordinator for the Africa Network for the Prevention and Protection against Children Abuse and Neglect or ANPPCAN, in partnership with Winrock International has threatened to engage the Government of Liberia if it refused to provide funding, including 25 percent budgetary support for children’s education.
A. Alvin Winford claimed the government has allegedly refused to support education of Liberian children. According to him, the Sirleaf administration has refused to make available 25 percent budgetary support promised for the education sector.
Alvin said to reduce child Labor in Liberia; children should be in school rather than being street venders at an early age. He made the statement over the weekend in Saclepea,Nimba County during celebration of World Day against Child Labor jointly commemorated by Action to Reduce Child Labor in Liberia and WINROCK International.
The local coordinator for Action to Reduce Child Labor, Mulbah K.Yorgbor, told The NewDawn his organization operates in Montserrado, Margibi and Nimba counties, focusing on how to help government in reducing child labor.
Mulbah said some parents in these counties take their children to rubber plantations to tap, which is a form of abuse. He added that since the organization went to Nimba it has operated in 17 communities to reduce child labor.
He called on parents to join Action to Reduce Child Labor in halting abuses against children Country. The celebration, held on the theme, “No to Child Labor, Yes to quality education” brought together cross section of citizens. Editing by Jonathan Browne