UNICEF announces key actions on child protection during the 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP and beyond

With one week to go till the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, UNICEF has launched a comprehensive campaign aimed at enhancing child protection and helping to ensure children’s safety as they enjoy the global football spectacular either in their own communities or on visits to any of four free FIFA Fan Fests where the children’s organization has established Child-friendly Spaces.

The child protection initiative was developed in cooperation with the South Africa’s Department of Social Development together with Child Welfare South Africa and other civil society partners who are experts in delivery of protection services to children.

"UNICEF is grateful to FIFA for this valuable opportunity to extend a hand through four child friendly spaces to reduce children’s vulnerability during the global sporting event," said UNICEF South Africa Representative Aida Girma. "The child-friendly spaces will provide safe, supervised environments where social workers, child and youth care workers and trained volunteers will be on hand to support identified children who are in need of child protection services or emergency care, while watching the matches on television screens and enjoying child-appropriate activities in the child-friendly space."

No comments:

Post a Comment