CRM organizes virtual meeting on child protection, role of govt institutions during COVID-19
PESHAWAR: Child Rights Movement organized a virtual meeting on `Child Protection and Role of Government Institutions' during COVID-19.
According to a press release issued here on Tuesday, a number of government and Civil society members participated in the meeting.
Khursheed Bano CEO of Da Hawwa Lur shed light on the importance of this meeting and discussed the vulnerable situation of children under COVID-19.
She said child labour has spiked in past couple of months due to the pandemic and is likely to increase post-lockdown.
She stressed that a proper referral mechanism must be established with Government Departments as they have more resources as compared to private institutes.
Saeed Ahmed, Director Zamung Kor, explained that Zamung Kor is working to provide a safe living environment for street children.
In regards to COVID-19, he mentioned that Zamung Kor as per the directions of the Provincial Government sent back 300 children to their homes.
As these children come from poor financial settings, Zamung Kor provided them with Rs. 16,000 cash and food packages to support them in times of pandemic crises. - APP