The first-ever village partnership family strengthening training workshop was organized by the staff and management of Child Reintegration Centre Bo with support from Helping Child Worldwide.
Report of Rev. Olivia Fonnie, Director Child Reintegration Centre, Bo, Sierra Leone
12 & 13 august, 2021 at the Child Reintegration Centre. Bo.
The event targeted 33 individuals (caregivers and their children) and participants included CRC staff, and was attended by media representatives (S.L.B.C –Bo and A.Y.V Television).
The event lasted for a period of two days with an intent to strengthen families living in a remote community such as Fengehun village in relation to attachment, finance literacy another informative games which aim at building their emotion and interaction between children and their parents when they returned to their homes.
During the process of training the CRC facilitators were able to enlighten the participants on the topics:
Based on the observation and interaction with participants during and after the sessions we came to notice that the participants grasped the concept of the training, were determined to implement what they learned during the two days of training and promised to provide constant follow-up during with calls or during the regular home visit with CRC staff.
“This was my first time of attending a workshop of such a nature wherein my child and I are in the same hall learning things we thought was not important ( Parents make apologies to their children, play games with them, check their emotional wellbeing and bedtime stories in the evening hours). Therefore, I want to thank the CRC for inviting me for the program, may God blesses the donors and sponsors of the event”. Said Mr. Mohamed Lansana a caregiver.
“I learnt a lot during the workshop, things like how my relationship between my children would be. Also the game that create bond between the families,” Said Abdulai Bindi, a caregiver in Fengehun Village.
The introduction to the financial literacy by Victor was a take home massage for me. To save money was a really challenged for me and my family. now that have learn to save money no matter how minor it is, but one needs to save for raining days, unexpected events, optional events or even expected events to avoid embarrassment and live a dignify life in my community going forward. Therefore, the no matter the amount of money I have I will make sure I save some. Said Joseph Koroma, a caregiver.
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