Workshop on Child Rights Protection Policy.

A Workshop on Child Rights Protection & Promotion to formulate Organization Policy was conducted at KROSS Resource Centre on 20th & 21st March, 2015 which was facilitated by Fr. Edward Thomas, Member, Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights and Ms Edwina Pereira, International Service Association, Bangalore.

Fr. Sebastian Fernandes welcomed the gathering and remarked that we have to create a world where Children live with Dignity & Rights and we have to respond to abuse, violence or threat to any child’s life.

30 participants representing various districts of Karnataka learnt of different issues confronting children and debated on the merits of the Child Rights Act 2005. Group exercise was carried out to emerge with sound processes to formulate an organizational policy with concern for children and their well-being. At the end of day two, the participants representing different organizations had prepared a draft organizational policy and said that they would prepare the final draft policy in consultation with their management within 2 to 3 months and have it in place in their organizations.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms Gracy D’silva, KDDC, Karwar and the program was moderated Mr. Clement.