The Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) along with First Lady, Sandra Granger met earlier today with the aim of establishing possible areas of partnership between the RCC and the First Lady’s Office.
According to the Chairperson of the RCC Aleema, her group made a decision to pursue avenues for partnership with the First Lady as it is cognisant of her advocacy for the welfare of young people in the country.
Meanwhile, the First Lady stated that the exploratory meeting was ‘interesting and informative’ since the group shared ideas with a view of pooling resources so as to serve a wider section of society.
Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Commission, Amar Panday, noted that the overall objective of the meeting was to inform the First Lady about the RCC’s mandate as well as to invite her to participate in its capacity-building workshops which are held in every region.
INews understands that the RCC’s advocate for children with disabilities Cynthia Massay posited that the Commission plans to place more focus on meeting the needs of such children in 2016 while working with the First Lady in this endeavour.
The National Commission on the Rights of the Child (NCRC) was established in 1992 and later renamed the Rights of the Child Commission (RCC).
There are six regional committees on the RCC which serve as monitoring bodies and advocates of child rights.