Interior ministry partners with church and World Vision to step up war on child abuse

The National Council of Churches of Kenya, an umbrella organization for Protestant Churches and Christian Organizations in partnership with World Vision Kenya and the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, has commenced a three-day training on Child Protection for National Government Administration Officers and Religious Leaders.

The goal of the training is to ensure timely detection, reporting, and response to Child Protection cases by enhancing the capacities of Chiefs and Religious Leaders.
Participants at the training Photo | NCCK

The programme, Child Protection Capacity Development Project for Chiefs, Church Leaders & Other Faith Leaders, aims to contribute to a society that is free from all forms of violence.

Speaking during the partnership launch the NCCK General Secretary Rev. Chris Kinyanjui said, “15 per cent of our children have experienced sexual violence at home and 25 per cent are victims of child marriage. As a result it is estimated that more than a million child mothers are struggling to bring up children with their futures curtailed,”  Mr Kinyanjui. He wondered how the trend continues  despite relevant laws.

Director of Administration in the ministry Paul Famba said they were committed to make the project a success.

The programme will leverage on the structures of the three institutions to reach the key stakeholders in the various sub counties to enhance child protection.


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