Child Initiative Forum in Cape Coast

Child Rights International, in partnership with UNICEF, with support from Mondelez International and Right to Play, will hold the annual Child Initiative Forum at Cape Coast from 15th to 18th August 2016.

The forum, built on the theme “Promoting Positive Attitudes in Children: how best can the law help?” will host 200 students and patrons from selected Junior and Senior High Schools across the country.

The forum is an interactive platform to encourage and promote child participation. Children will be given the opportunity to interact with stakeholders from the medical, legal, educational and social welfare services on issues that affect their wellbeing in the country.

Over the 3-day period, participating students and pupils will be given the opportunity to discuss challenges they face in their environments and how best it can be addressed by stakeholders. Issues on how the law can best protect the interests of children will be discussed to ensure that children respect the law and in turn are protected by it.

Participating students and pupils will also be guided to design a Child Protection Monitoring tool, which will serve as a guiding document for children to monitor child protection issues in their schools and communities.

The event will be attended by Cape Coast regional minister Mr. Acquinas Quansah, Executive Director of Child Rights International Mr. Bright Appiah, representatives from UNICEF, Mondelez International, and Right to Play, as well as professionals from the medical, legal, and educational sectors.