Children in Sierra Leone are faced with serious difficulties and challenges as they lack adequate protection from all forms of abuse.
They lack care access to education, food and shelter.
In an effort to address the numerous difficulties facing children in Sierra Leone Christian Children’s Fund, (CCF) has focused its programs upon community reintegration and it will today officially launch the Children’s fund Sierra Leone at the Miatta Conference Hall in Freetown.
CCF- reintegration efforts have been supported by skills training and small business programs for youth including ex-combatants and children it is also working on other innovative programs such as informal education for children, Child Centered Spaces offering structured normalizing activities for children and immunization campaigns for children.
According to the National Director of the Christian Children’s Fund in Sierra Leone Daniel Ernest Kaindaneh in an interview with AWOKO yesterday after march past at the YWCA Brookfield in Freetown he said that children are faced with global realities and new challenges for their survival.
He explained that CCF has been working with 12 child welfare organizations and campaigners to provide humanitarian service for children during disasters and peaceful existence so as to overcome the high level of poverty that has deprived many children of adequate protection and care.
The CCF National Director spoke about the three follow up approaches towards the bringing up of children from childhood to the youth stage to create the enabling environment for children to explore their potential to become useful citizens.
Director Kaindaneh called on the Government stakeholders child welfare organizations and parents and guardians to protect and care for their children because they stand a chance to become future leaders.