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HCW, CRC and 1MH collaborate for first Family Reunification Workshop in Sierra Leone
The Child Reintegration Centre, in collaboration with Helping Children Worldwide and 1MillionHome, will host the first Family Reunification Workshop in Sierra Leone on October 2 - 3. Orphanage leaders from Bo, Makeni, Kenema, and Pujehun will learn the importance of children growing up in families, the basics about how to transition from a residential model to family-based programs, and be invited to join a community of practice together to continue to share best practices in the care of orphans and vulnerable children. Opening remarks will be made by Patrick Bangura, the Bo representative of the Ministry of Gender and Children's Affairs, and the keynote speaker will be the Honorable Minister Manty Tarawalli, Minister of the Gender and Children's Affairs for Sierra Leone. HCW's Assistant Director Mohamed Nabieu will be present for the workshop.
As part of the CRC's Transition Coaching and Mentoring (TCM) initiative, the CRC invited representatives from the Princess Project and their implementing agency Love One Another, which is based in Sierra Leone, to learn more about transitioning children from residential care to family care. A plan was discussed for teaching and coaching the LOA staff on the transition from residential to family-based child care. The organizations' representatives enjoyed a tour of the CRC and discussed future collaboration.
The TCM department, led by David Musa, is planning collaborations with child-focused organizations located in Bo, Moyamba, Kenema, and Pujehun. David will be meeting with representatives from Every Child Foundation and Grace Foundation based in Kenema.
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