BUJUMBURA November 16th (ABP) – As part of the implementation of a psycho-social reintegration project for vulnerable children affected or infected by HIV / AIDS and socio-economic support for guardian families in Kamenge and Kinama, the youth center organized last week, with the financial support of UNESCO, a training workshop for peer educators and social animators on the psycho-social support of orphans and vulnerable children in the Kinama and Kamenge zones, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
The deputy coordinator of the youth center, Mrs. Rosette Irag, indicated that the main objective of that training was to sensitize the educators and animators living in the Kinama and Kamenge neighborhoods to supervise vulnerable children and neighboring orphans.
Indeed, Mrs. Irag said that the youth center is a center of integrated awareness and capacity building services for young people from the northern neighborhoods of the capital Bujumbura in the sector of health, leadership and entrepreneurship.
Through that project, that center, set up by Global Peace Chain Burundi, wants to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development goals, Mrs. Irag said. The latter respectively aim to promote access for all to a high-quality education equal quality and lifelong learning opportunities; promote gender equality, empower women and girls, and reduce inequalities, she said.
In addition, she added, that project will also contribute to the vision of the government of Burundi and the 2018-2027 national development plan which advocates sustained and inclusive growth for sustainable development in Burundi.
During the presentations, Mr. Tharcisse Ntiroranya, who presented on the topic “the fundamental rights of the children”, indicated that the rights of the child apply to any human being under 10 years old.
Family instability is at the heart of children’s misfortune and is also the cause of children’s insecurity in all aspects of their life because, he stressed, when peace reigns at home, the child feels comfortable, grows and develops easily.
He did not forget to recall the convention on the rights of the child, which revolves around four main points, in particular non-discrimination; the priority given to the best interests of the child; the right to live, survive and develop; and respect for the views of the child.
The deputy coordinator of the youth center invited the participants to sensitize other parents on the psycho-social support of orphans and vulnerable children in their neighborhoods.