SOS Children’s Villages Liberia provides a number of working materials to the Liberian National Children’s Representative Forum (LNCRF) to help boost its capacity to represent and advocate on issues affecting Liberian children. Items hand over include: Desktop, printer, cartridge, chairs, cabinet, flip chart stand and stationeries.
In a press statement, SOS Liberia says the LNCRF is the highest advocacy and representative body for children in the country. The body draws its strength from its membership gathered from all 15 political sub-divisions of Liberia.
During the handover meeting, the SOS Liberia National Director Mr. Augustine A. Allieu notes, “We are here to support a partnership with the Liberian National Children’s Representative Forum (LNCRF).”
Mr. Allieu says for SOS Children’s Villages to work with partners, there must be certain level of quality, productivity and the capacity to do the work. The handover of the items was a simple gesture aimed at enhancing the capacity of the LNCRF.
The formal presentation, which was done at the office of the LNCRF at the Ministry of Gender, Children & Social Protection (MoGSCP), is one component of a much larger support package to the Children Forum.
“We join forces with other recognized stakeholders to protect and promote child rights. Through partnerships we create the greatest possible impact on the lives of children and young people”, says Mr. Allieu. The SOS National Director reiterates SOS Liberia’s commitment to continue working with the Ministry and partners in protecting and advocating for children’s rights in Liberia.
Deputy Minister for Children & Social ProtectionLydia Sherman,expresses gratitude to SOS Children’s Villages Liberia for the gesture.
“SOS Children’s Villages Liberia is one of our long standing partners, again they have demonstrated one of their commitments to Liberian children”, she asserts and assures the Ministry will ensure that the children forum use the items wisely.
“The children forum has been knocking on our doors for some time; I am happy they were able to think outside the box”, the Deputy Minister notes.
The Speaker for the children’s forum, JutomueDoetein, expresses gratitude and appreciation for the capacity building initiative by SOS Children’s Villages Liberia, not only to the LNCRF but also to many children and young people over the years.
Speaker Doetein assures the SOS Children’s Villages Liberia the computer and stationeries will be used for the intended purpose, noting, “Little is much when God is in it. This support and partnership will further accelerate our advocacy and strengthen our capacity.”
SOS Children’s Villages Liberia is working to ensure a sustainable future for Liberian children. The organization put children and young people at the centre of her actions to support the Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing that every child has a right to be included in global efforts to make sustainable development a reality.Press Statement