Tag Child

Nofi’s Uncle Supports Her Will To Have Power Over Her Life

Nofrita Eky, who goes by Nofi, is a 19-year-old girl who has lives with her grandmother and uncle. When she was 14, Nofi’s father died and, to make ends meet, her mother moved to a community about 4-hours away from Nofi, to work as a teacher. So, while she is sad to not be with […]

Child Safeguarding Networking Conference

In November, the CWS Thailand Child Safeguarding team hosted a Child Safeguarding Networking Conference for the second ‘generation’ of Church of Christ in Thailand schools and church districts that are implementing the 2016 CCT Code of Conduct for Child Safeguarding, starting is 2020. Representatives from eight schools and two church districts came together to learn, […]

A Teacher Learns To Talk with Her Students About Their Reproductive Health

In northern Vietnam, CWS partners with Trung Ha commune leaders and villagers on an integrated development project (New IDEA). A key focus of the partnership is life skills education and development for ethnic minority children, especially those in lower secondary (junior high) school. CWS focuses on these grades in recognition of ethnic minority people’s practice […]

“We are more confident now!”

by Tran Van Thang, CWS Vietnam Project Officer. “When you came to teach us, we learned how to lead awareness-raising discussion with other students.” – Ha Ngoc Linh, Communications Interest Group member. When I heard this from Linh, a student at Muong Kim commune Primary School, following an info session about human trafficking risks and […]

Child-safe Schools and Churches Expand in The Church of Christ in Thailand

In early October, The Church of Christ in Thailand Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct project team visited Padungraat School in Pitsanulok Province in northern Thailand. Their mission was to support further development of their Code of Conduct for child safeguarding, which they had first drafted during the Writers’ Workshop in September. The school organized well […]

CWS – Church of Christ in Thailand Partnership for Child Safeguarding

CWS continues to partner with The Church of Christ in Thailand to expand child safeguarding measures in churches and schools in several provinces. While it will be some time until the initiative reaches all 1,879 churches, 29 schools and eight hospitals in 22 CCT districts across Thailand, our Child Safeguarding Program Officers, Ponsawan (Cake) Laisuwan […]

NGO Cooperation Extends Child Safeguarding/ Protection in Vietnam

Recently, the CWS team in Vietnam announced a partnership with Football for All in Vietnam, which is a non-government group founded to expand children’s development, especially girls, through sport. In the coming year, with funding and technical help from Football for All, CWS will use football (soccer), Vietnam’s favorite sport, as a platform to raise […]

Settling in and Getting to Work for the Future

Roble (not his real name) was born in a small town about 25 kilometers from Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu. Roble’s family was part of a minority clan and, in a country where clan is more esteemed than nationality, Roble’s clan faced discrimination … and worse. For example, one day men from the area’s majority clan attacked […]

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