A child protection village has been set up at the court yard of the National Museum in Yaounde as part of the commemoration of the day of the African Child coming up on June 16.
The Child Protection village was launched on Wednesday by the Minister of Social Affairs Pauline Irène Nguene. Situated at the left wing of the courtyard of the national museum, the child protection village has exhibition stands carrying advocacy works of stake holders such as; Human rights organisations, children rights organisations, Organisations supporting orphans, the vulnerable, children born in prison, children with disabilities, HIV/AIDS etc.
Visitors at the village have the opportunity to be offered advice and counseled in the domain of child protection while flyers and documents are handed out to them as a means of sensitization.
The 28 edition of the day of the African Child which is celebrated under the theme “Leave no child behind for Africa’s development”, provides an opportunity for stakeholders involved in setting up the Child protection village to canvass for support in advocating for the promotion of the rights of the African child.