Child Safety Campaign, Protection of Children’s Rights Administration sign agreement

SHARJAH, 29th October, 2015 (WAM) — The Organising Committee of the Child Safety Campaign has signed an agreement with the Protection of Children’s Rights Administration, a subdivision of the Department of Social Services in Sharjah, to jointly promote children’s rights and welfare.
The agreement comes within the framework of the efforts made by the Child Safety Campaign 2015, which was launched by the Sharjah Supreme Council for Family Affairs, under the directives of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of H.H. the Ruler of Sharjah, and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs.
The signing ceremony took place at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, and was attended by Hanadi Saleh Al Yafei, Head of the Organising Committee of the Child Safety Campaign 2015 and Ahmed Ibrahim Al Tartour, Director of the Protection of Children’s Rights Administration at the Department of Social Services in Sharjah, who signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations in the presence of a number of officials and employees from both sides.
According to the agreement, both parties will cooperate and share their experiences to implement the standards of child protection required for the Child Safety Campaign 2015, which was launched under the guidance of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi. They will also explore the best practices to achieve the emirate’s objectives and aspirations in child safety, and will develop a safe and nurturing environment for children, in line with the best practices applicable in the most developed countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Al Yafei said, “We are thrilled to sign this new agreement, which highlights the integration and collaboration among Sharjah’s organisations and entities to protect children and promote their rights and safety to ensure they achieve their full potential in the future, and serve the country’s vision and goals.”
She added, “There is no doubt that any move in this direction is a step forward to achieving the vision and directives of H.H. Sheikha Jawaher, who gave us her full support to make this initiative a success and to serve the best interests of children, who are the cornerstone of society’s future growth and development.”
Al Tartour said, “Our involvement in supporting this initiative and signing this agreement is part of our responsibility and duty towards children and our role in child protection. Through this agreement, we strengthen our efforts in providing the utmost care for children to enable them to have a role in the development process. This initiative shows the great attention paid by the Sharjah Government to protect children from any danger or violence.”
He added, “According to this agreement of cooperation with the Child Safety Campaign, there will be 70 active workshops at 45 government and private schools for the three age groups in schools, covering 2350 male and female children. The type of workshop will differ from one age group to another with respect to children’s comprehension and cognitive abilities. In addition, there will be joint activities and programmes to spread awareness and educate children about their rights.”
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SOURCE: WAM