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IS CHILD’S MONTH CELEBRATION A MERE FORMALITY?

Posted by SR (riley) on May 10 2017 at 11:33 PM
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The month of May is recognised internationally and in Jamaica as Child’s Month, where programmes relating to the proper development of children are examined to ensure that the various challenges being faced by our youths are being effectively addressed for the greater good of our society.According to the Child Development Agency (CDA), pastors are among a proposed group of professionals which are being recommended to be legally mandated to report their knowledge or suspicion of child abuse or neglect at the same time when several members of the clergy are before the courts on charges of sexual abuse of unseraged children, so are they going to report themselves?

As far as we are concerned in rural Jamaica, we must demand that the right of the child is universally applied, whether that child resides in Cross Keys, South Manchester or Hope Gardens in Kingston to include the same standards and access to education, subsidised transportation, infrastructure and qualification of teachers, nothing less should be tolerated!

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