SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 By Ibrahim Tarawallie
Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs has called on organizations under his direct supervision, especially Street Child of Sierra Leone, to help the ministry in the training of social workers across the country.
According to Alhaji Moijueh Kaikai, his ministry is in dire need of funds to train some four hundred and fifty (450) social workers with the necessary skills and expertise needed for the protection of children, irrespective of their conditions or status.
During the donation of food and non-food items to his ministry, Minister Kaikai commended the deputy Director of Street Child UK and the Country Director of the organisation in Sierra Leone, Emmanuel Kelfa Kargbo, for the support provided in the training of over 400 teachers.
He however urged them to replicate the feat to his ministry as the work the organisation is doing has a lot to do with the protection of children.
“I am kindly asking you to provide us with the assistance needed to train 450 social workers for child protection in the country,” he pleaded, while appreciating the organization’s effort in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus with the donation of Ebola kits to help prevent the disease, as well as food for those already affected by the virus.
Mr. Kaikai also commended Street Child for registering with his ministry and for providing the necessary support needed for children, especially the less fortunate, while urging other organizations to emulate the organisation’s example.
Responding, the organization’s Country Director, Kelfa Kargbo, assured the minister that “something will be done” with regards his request even though they operate with limited funds.