Sierra Leone's AYTV News covered the two-day CRC/HCW/1MH Family Reunification Workshop held October 2 and 3 at the Child Reintegration Centre. National TV coverage of the event mentioned that the keynote was delivered by Minister Manty Tarawalli, and explains that the purpose of the workshop was to teach orphanage leaders in Bo, Makeni, Kenema and Pujehun the importance of children growing up in families, how to transition from residential models to family-based programs, and best practices in caring for orphans and vulnerable children. Minister Tarawalli applauded the CRC and described the workshop as "a move in the right direction."
"The outcome we hope for is that the participants will consider different models of care for children instead of orphanage care," the CRC's Reintegration Manager David Musa said. Representatives from UMC-SLAC and other government officials also attended the two day workshop.