Handicap International (HI) yesterday gave psychological support to elders of the Kroo Bay Community by sensitizing them on their role as elders in the life of vulnerable children in the community.
The theme of the sensitization session, which was organized by HI in collaboration with the Kroo Bay community, was ‘The role of the community in the lives of vulnerable children’
In his welcome address, Chief Alimamy Kamara said, “the children are the future of this community,” adding that the “development of the community is in their hands.”
The chairperson of the session, Councilor Murray A Conteh stated that Kroo Bay needs development, and that such programs would broaden the minds of locals in the community with regards to pertinent social issues that would help the community to grow.
HI Psycho team leader, Hassan Koroma explained that initially HI provided support for war victims, but deemed it necessary to extend the programme to street children.
He noted that the reason why Kroo-bay was this session’s target was because “we have realized that Kroobay is one of the communities that have so many children roaming the street.”
Mr Koroma explained that HI intends to change this trend by “strengthening the relations between families and the offspring’s.”