Child protection is your business

Child protection is everyone’s business.

Acting executive director for the National Office of Child and Family Services, Simon Yanis, says PNG has a mammoth task in changing the mindset of people in respect to children’s issues.

Yanis was speaking recently at the first-ever integrated child protection training conducted in Bialla, West New Britain Province, through the Public-Private and Donor Partnership between Hargy Oil Palm Limited and the National Office for Child and Family Services.

“This training that you have completed qualifies you to protect a population that is innocent and vulnerable. It also enhances your skills when it comes to looking after children’s rights,” Yanis told the 25 participants.

Hargy Oil Palm community affairs manager, Alfred Talania, said the organisation recognises the importance of children’s affairs and is pleased their staff and participants from selected schools within Bialla have been imparted the knowledge and skills.

This partnership is the first-ever in the corporate sector in advocating for children.

(Picture: The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)




Carolyn Ure