Child’s Welfare future in Western province show green lights
THE Western province government has pledged support for the provincial advisory committee on children (PACC) in promoting children’s welfare in communities.
This comes after a child and family welfare workshop was successfully held in Gizo last week.
From the workshop, the Western province is now developing an executive paper for endorsing its PACC.
The Director for Children’s Division of Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs, Mr Goldie Lusi, said the workshop has been an eye opener for the participants because many are new to the Child Act and Family Protection Act.
“It’s interesting participants first time know the Child Act, its practical manifestation, and when to do work plan to scoop what Western PACC would look like, everyone give emphasis for more awareness on Child and Family Welfare Act,” Mr Lusi said.
The Western Provincial Senior Administration Officer, Mr Godfrey Aruhai, said the outcome of the workshop is crucial for its children’s future.
“Therefore knowledge we learn is to guide us for what to do and it is not something that we can postpone,” Mr Aruhai said.
Mr Aruhai said knowledge and skills acquired from the workshop will support them to improve children’s attitude and lifestyle.
PACC is a platform MWYCFA and its taskforce uses to raise awareness on Child and Family Welfare Act and Family Protection Act.
The Children’s Division of MWYCFA is planning to host another similar workshop in June requested by the Western Provincial Government.