A march was held in Roseau, which comprised of both Primary and Secondary schools across the island. Students marched with placards, chanting and singing songs against violence. The march culminated at the Arrawak House of Culture where the students addressed the general public admonishing persons to stop violence against children and students also gave stunning performances in song, drama and dance.On Friday 25th November, a debate was held between the North East Comprehensive School and the Pierre Charles secondary school on the topic “The Dominican society is doing enough for the prevention of violence against children”. The Pierre Charles Secondary School proposed the topic while the North East Comprehensive was the opposing side. Ms. Reena George of the North East Comprehensive School emerged as the most outstanding speakerof the debate while the Pierre Charles Secondary School emerged as the winners of the debate.
Special thanks to UNICEF for funding the activities for Universal children’s day.
Also, a heart of gratitude goes out to DIGICEL for their financial contribution towards the activities and also to GATOR Sounds and Krazy Tees for providing the sound system for the rally.The Child Abuse Prevention Unit at the Social Welfare Division has also been engaged in a public sensitization campaign, where bus-stops in various communities have been repainted and child abuse prevention slogans have been painted in these bus-stops. These communities include, Fondcole, Stockfarm, Grandbay and Wesley.
Special thanks go out to Harris Paints Ltd and J. Astaphans & Co. 1970 Ltd for making this venture a success!
Remember, we all have the power to stop child abuse!