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CCCN donates school material to 175 pupils

CCCN donates school material to 175 pupils

Centre for the Coordination of Children In Need (CCCN) has generously distributed school bags, books, pen/pencils and other school materials to 175 pupils of the Rural Education Committee Primary School in York Village.

While making the donation, the Director of CCCN Enitor Atiba Davies informed all that her organization exists to seek the welfare of needy children.

CCCN is a community based non-governmental developmental and independent charitable organization, and was registered in 2011 in the Western Area of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

The organization, she said, is geared towards improving the Socio-economic situation of needy children regardless of race, religion or sex, especially in the areas of education, medical-care, survival and accommodation.

She said however that CCCN came after a relentless research in most vulnerable communities in Sierra Leone.

A member from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs, Joyce B. Kamara said that her Ministry co-ordinates and monitors and supervise all child protection activities countrywide.

In order to demonstrate the Commitment of the Ministry in achieving its set goals, she said, policy guides have been put in place to help the needy children in the country.

The Coordinator of Amnesty International Sierra Leone, Brima A. Sherriff said sexual and gender based violence among children should not be accepted in communities as this has been happening on a daily basis yet little or no attention are paid to it.

“With the establishment of CCCN, there is now an enabling environment for children in need to develop their socio skills, spiritual/physical among others, with a focus of transforming them to becoming reliable, responsible, resourceful and productive citizen of the country,” Brima said.

Earlier in the programme, the chairperson, Sybil Bailor said 43% of the 5 million people in Sierra Leone are young people that need education.

By Rose Konima Stevens

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