Management of Values for Life-Ghana, (VFL), an NGO, has wished all Children in Africa, especially Ghanaian children, a happy Universal Children’s Day.
The United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
A statement issued by Ms Abla Dzifa Gomashie, the CEO, VFL-Ghana, said the Universal Children’s Day offers the NGO the responsibility to advocate, promote and celebrate children’s rights, translating into dialogues and actions that would build a better world for Children.
It said “We stand for all children including children living with disabilities and will continue to build good social systems that will create an enabling environment for them”.
The statement said the NGO work in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Article 29 of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana to ensure that Special-Needs Children were well included in the society.
“We believe that the world will continue to be a better place if the children of today are given the necessary resources and skills that will groom them to be great future leaders,” it added.
It said VFL-Ghana has initiatives for children which includes; Reading Clinic, Skills Development Project, Mentorship Programs, Autism Awareness Initiatives, Poetry Festival and Inter-Schools Quiz Competition.
It pledged its support to all Civil Society Organisations, Non-governmental organisations, individuals and state agencies in the task of making the communities, the country and the world safe for children.
It said on this global day, “we want to say thank you to our Board, Partners, Sponsors, Volunteers and Resource Persons for helping VFL- Ghana create various platforms and support systems aimed at making this world a better world for children.