UNICEF Trains Anambra State indigenes In Child Protection Management

Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka

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The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF, in partnership with Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare, has trained 60 people in Child Protection Case Management and Mental Health and Psychosocial Support ,MHPSS,in the State.

 

In her opening remarks at the training in Awka,the state capital, Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare, Honourable Ify Obinabo, expressed satisfaction about the commitment and dedication of the participants towards the exercise.

 

 

 

Honourable Obinabo urged participants to step down the knowledge acquired during the training in their communities, to ensure that the goal of the project, is achieved.
A Child Protection Specialist, Dr. Victor Atuchukwu, said the three-day capacity building workshop was informed by last year’s ravaging flood in seven local governments.

 

 

 

Dr. Atuchukwu explained that the training is targeted at empowering and providing trainees with mental health and psychosocial interventions to survivors, to ensure they were mentally stable to continue with their lives.
The specialist noted that Unicef is leveraging on the platform provided by the Ministries of Women Affairs, Health and Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency ,RUWASA,to provide the interventions.

 

 Participants were drawn from teachers, social welfare and health officers, religious and youth leaders of the seven local government areas,hugely affected by flood.

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