CEFORD Continues to Advocate to Government
The Director of the Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD), Moses Ogendeh Kamara, has called on the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Education Science and Technology to help compliment the efforts of the institution in its various operational areas where the implementation of innovative and creative programmes for the less fortunate are presently carried out.
The Director disclosed that projects implemented by the institution target the areas of informal learning, learning about rights, roles and responsibilities in society (civic education) and learning how to deal with the agencies and organizations that serve or are connected to family life such as schools, health services, social services, voluntary organizations and the criminal justice system.
Family Learning, the Director made known, encompasses family literacy, family numeracy, family IT, classes and activities for families, learning about parenthood such as living with teenagers, playing with your child, helping your child learn, dealing with your child’s school, understanding about drugs and many other vital things to help a family grow.
CEFORD, he said operates mainly as a self help Non-Governmental and Non Profit-Making Organization in Sierra Leone and endeavors to transform and empower poor and deprived communities through innovative community driven initiatives. Strategies used he said include community animation, training and support for social, trade, and craft associations, as well as advocates for their engagement and participation in the development efforts of their communities.
The organization recently called on the Government of Sierra Leone through the Ministry of Education Science and Technology to include Family Learning in Primary Schools in Sierra Leone (FLIPS) in primary school curriculum, a programme that is said will help family life by enriching minds of children in the home and promotes the level of literacy in the country.
This process according to the Director is a relatively new approach that will benefit the whole family which has been tried and tested in developed countries like UK and US; calling on all stakeholders working with CEFORD to give them lending hands to achieve these projects.
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