Church leads awareness on rights


THE Lutheran church in Lae including its 16 parishes is taking the lead in the training and awareness of universal children’s rights.
More than 60 participants attended a one-day training and awareness on children’s rights at the Immanuel Lutheran School last week.
The participants were mostly Sunday School teachers and aides who were trained on gender equality, rights and responsibilities of children, family and sexual violence, and child abuse topics.
According to Evangelical Lutheran church Sunday School director Pr Gembube Wongege, the training aimed to ensure Sunday school teachers had knowledge on the children’s rights and could identify problems and address them effectively.
He said the training was part of its Church Partnership Programme with non-government organisations such as Save the Children and was the way forward for church trainers to up-skill themselves in important areas.
Wongege said it was crucial that children’s rights were protected in order that they were not deprived of what they were entitled to.
He said Lutheran church had taken a proactive approach in facilitating the trainings and awareness.

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