Thanks to Save the Children the Borderline kids, in Central Honiara can now have a place they own to conduct their activities while promoting their rights.
Speaking at the officially handing over of the borderline child club house yesterday, CAP Honiara project officer Harold Samani said this house is a venue for children to host their programs and activities inside.
“If our children are provided a house in the community they can roll out their programs and activities to educate adults about their rights, surely that will be successful.”
This is one of the key reasons the child advocacy project (CAP) of the Save the Children Australia has committed to build houses for every child clubs it formed in the communities in Honiara and western province that the project is rolling, he said.
“It is also the property of the community that they can hold any community activities inside.
Mr Samani said the priority of the centre is for children and he wants adult to respect that.
The CAP will also revisit the children’s activities such awareness on the convention of the rights of the children (CRC) and training for the child club team leaders on their roles and duties.
He said the handing over of the new club hut includes five chairs for the children to use during any community organized programs.
Meanwhile the community chief George Kobi said this hut will make a great impact in the lives of the children and for their goodness.
“For many years our Children do not have such a place to come together and they normally come together under the tree and near the stream and on the roads that are not safe for children,’’he said.
Mr Kobi thanked Save the Children through CAP for the centre that would enable them got knowledge in a proper venue.
The building cost about $300,000 and was funded by AusAid through CAP department of Save the Children.
BY DENVER NEWTER
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