Unprecedented public response as For our Children campaign forges ahead in Chilaw, Puttalam, Samanthurai

Unprecedented public response as For our Children campaign forges ahead in Chilaw, Puttalam, Samanthurai

Unprecedented public response as For our Children campaign forges ahead in Chilaw, Puttalam, Samanthurai

Written by Staff Writer

12 Oct, 2015 | 10:15 pm

”See what happened to that innocent child. There were tears in every mother’s eyes. We never know if that would happen to our children as well. We are very happy about what is being done here. We are very thankful for what you have done here.”

”We thank News1st a million times.”

This was a response received at the  Chilaw Fish Market to the awareness campaign titled For Our Children, a country-wide programme organised by News1st.

The campaign, which is organised together with the Ministry of Law and Order and Prison Reform, got underway in Chilaw and Ampara on Monday October 12.

The For Our Children campaign, which is creating awareness from city to city among the public on how children should be protected as ‘delicate flowers,’ commenced Monday’s leg from the St. Sebastian’s Church in Wella, Chillaw.

Those who arrived at the church were made aware of the 1929 hotline, in order to obtain assistance on protecting their children. A large community who spend days away from their children at sea reside in Chilaw.

This group were made aware on this cause at the Chilaw Fishing Harbour.Our crew who arrived at the fish market, created awareness in this area as well.

As our crew who arrived at the Munneswaram Kovil in Chilaw and created awareness among those present there, our crew also took part in a pooja for the protection of children.

Our crew who then arrived in Palaviya, Puttalam took note of a tragic incident which had happened in the area. According to the locals in the area, a six-year -old was molested around two weeks ago.

Another phase of the For Our Children campaign got underway in the Ampara District. The campaign commenced from the town of Kalmunai.

Our team who arrived at the Ramakrishnan College in Akkaraipatthu, created awareness among the teachers and parents who had gathered there on how children should be protected.

The campaign was also in effect in Samanthurai. The final programme in the Ampara District was held in the centre of the Ampara Town.

Please contact the National Child Protection Authority  hotline 1929 to report incidents of abuse.

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