‘All children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world’ UNICEF.
Today morning, Umoja Development Organization team based in Kapenguria visited the governor at his office to present an update report of their activities in the county. The organization has completed implementing a 5 months UNICEF child protection project.
According to UDO, over 6000 children in the county are reported to have been traced, identified registered and documented of separated, poor state and unaccompanied, over 1000 have been put on alternative support care i.e. boarding schools, more than 300 children are provided with psychological support, more than 100 children have been reunited with their parents.
The governor Prof. John Lonyangapuo clearly stated his side by assuring the organization of his government’s support on the project.
Key issues identified were that the separated and unaccompanied children lack and need fees, cloth and books, Lokomolio in Kopulio, Kases and Naumo villages have a lot of children with health complications and malnutrition, schools in Kongelai, Asilong, Kodich, Kiwawa, Chelopoy, Nauyapomg, Sasak, Alale And Kauriong among others lack up-to-date structures, meals and clean water and many cases of child headed families have been reported since some parents have moved to eastern Uganda to look for pasture and water for their livestock.
“We will play our part as the county government to ensure our children are well protected from anything that is apparent as harmful to them” said the governor.