CRC's Transition Coaching and Mentoring Department Offers Training to Local Media
The Transition Coaching and Mentoring Department has been working tirelessly with partners and building relationships with other child protection agencies to promote a new model of care for children in families (and not institutions) in Sierra Leone as a best practice to ensure a safer place for the children these organizations serve. Part of this work includes education and advocacy, so in order to get this message out more broadly, the TCM organized a training specifically for those in the media in Sierra Leone. The training included over 35 participants from different media organizations in Bo, Kenema, Pujehun, and Moyamba. During the highly participatory session, participants were equipped with the knowledge they need so that they can properly disseminate the message of family reunification from their various outlets. The participants were very enthusiastic about using their new knowledge to educate the general populace on the importance for every child to grow up in a family.
Happy Birthday, CRC!
On July 4th, the Child Reintegrated Centre (CRC) in Bo celebrated its 22nd birthday in which participants were invited to grace the occasion from all works of life. In her statement, the Director of CRC Olivia Fonnie welcomed everyone and explained some of the successes her organization has made saving lives in Sierra Leone. According to Director Olivia, CRC started with 40 children, but can now boost of over 500 children. Olivia reiterated that CRC is now proud of their children who went through the CRC, who have gone on to careers in all facets of life. They have become doctors, engineers, teachers, social workers, entrepreneurs, all contributing to the develop of the nation. Now the CRC is proud to provide care not just to children, but to the entire family, living them all up out of poverty. Olivia thanked HCW for their tremendous work they have been doing and entreated them to continue the good work.
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The program was climaxed by the singing of a birthday song and cutting of birthday cake by
A New Latrine in Lemblema!
On June 24th, the second phase of the Village Partnership project was achieved in Lemblema village with the completion of a second latrine in the community. On July 26th, an opening ceremony will be held for this latrine, with the July team in attendance, so be sure to look out for that article!
Altogether, the Village Partnership Initiative has made it possible for this village to receive 1 community meetinghouse (known as a court barry), 2 latrines, 100 benches, and desks for their school. In conjunction with Sammie village, a cohort from this village has also undergone the Family Strengthening training with the CRC. In the next few weeks, discussions will begin with our village partnership team on the ground, including our new Field Liaison Maada Navo, to identify a lucrative enterprise project to support the ongoing health and human service needs of the village.
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