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Moore Happy With Children’s Services

Merewalesi Moore, 48, of Vatuwaqa was happy to learn of children’s services available and juvenile justice at an awareness session on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (PCAN) yesterday.
14 Nov 2014 08:05
Moore Happy With Children’s Services

Merewalesi Moore, 48, of Vatuwaqa was happy to learn of children’s services available and juvenile justice at an awareness session on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (PCAN) yesterday.

The PCAN session was organised by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation at Saioni Hall, Nakelo Settlement in Vatuwaqa.

“I’m participating in this event because I believe these are very important issues which need to be addressed,” Ms Moore said.

She learned more about the different kinds of abuse, she said and it was interesting to learn how the juvenile justice system worked.

Nanuku Community Watch Council chairman, Rajend Udit, said they were happy to see more than 100 people at the awareness session.

“We have many issues such as child abuse and child neglect in our community and we thought to bring someone from the ministry to share their knowledge with us,” Mr Udit said.

He said the people of his community now had a fair knowledge of child services and child protection among other issues.

The ministry’s welfare officer, Tima Lewanavanua, said the awareness programmes were building up to the national celebration on November 19.

“We have organised programmes in the Southern and Eastern divisions to celebrate the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect campaign,” Ms Lewanavanua said

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