SHARJAH, 13th December, 2018 (WAM) — The Sharjah Childhood Protection Network, SCPN, has signed an memorandum of understanding, MoU, with the Department of Suburbs and Villages Affairs, DSVA, at the headquarters of Mughaider Suburb to continue raising the awareness of the children’s rights, ensuring their protection and security and aiming to communicate with the authorities and organisations concerned with childhood.
This comes in order to achieve the vision of the UAE and the Emirate of Sharjah in strengthening the frameworks of cooperation among the childhood institutions and enhancing the objectives set in activating the institutional interaction with various departments concerned with children, and organising activities and events in this field.
The MoU was signed by Sheikh Majid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Director of the Districts and Villages Affairs Department, DVAD, and Sheikha Belhoul, Chairperson of Board Trustees of SCPN. The memo focused on the importance of cooperation, coordination on various issues and children’s affairs.
It includes the importance and how to work to achieve the interests of the family, children and the community, and to enhance the sense of volunteerism and highlight the community participation to create a distinctive environment for the child, benefiting the children in various fields.
Sheikha Belhoul, Chairperson of Board Trustees of SCPN, said that this memo focusses on the importance of coordination, and cooperation in the field of child care, and exchange of expertise, experiences and information in various fields in the area of childhood and the exchange of best practices in the area of child protection in the emirate.
She pointed out that the SCPN was keen to sign the MoU and agreements with various institutions concerned with child protection, in order to achieve its goals in enhancing cooperation frameworks with the concerned parties, in accordance with its agenda on activating the role of institutions in the children sector in Sharjah, consulting and the development of mechanisms to monitor and document violence and abuse against children in the Emirate of Sharjah.
She added that the SCPN will continue to strengthen efforts with those concerned with children and work through the agreement and cooperate with the DSVA to open new horizons through the launch of distinctive initiatives in the interest of community and children service in Sharjah.