June 16th is Father’s
Day, and probably this year it will be celebrated on Sunday 15th as well.
It is now 15 years since the National Council for Children (NCC) encouraged
celebration of Father’s Day by starting a number of activities that
The last week of May is Child Abuse Prevention
week on the National Council’s calendar of activities. The child
protection week was started in 2005 with the aim of promoting awareness on the
need to keep children safe and families strong in our community.
time: get involved with other parents in your community; help vulnerable
children and their families; start a playgroup.
Simple support for children and parents can be the best way to prevent child abuse.
After school activities, parental education classes, mentoring programmes, and
respite care are some of the many ways to keep children safe from harm. Be a
voice in support of these efforts in your community.
This workshop was held at the NCC on Wednesday 3rd April and was attended by the Psychology and Counselling team, the NCC Director, 6 representatives from Social Department and one representative from Health.
Some twenty children between the ages of seven and ten years of age, attended an Easter party organized by the NCC in partnership with ISPC. The party was held in the NCC playground which was decorated with brightly multi coloured flags and balloons, thus giving the playground a very festive atmosphere.
Taking up from its previous living values sensitization campaigns , the National Council for Children (NCC ) is this year focusing on encouraging everyone in nurturing a grateful heart –
“Learning to be truly grateful can change your life” said an NCC spokesperson. “It can shift your focus from what life lacks to the abundance that is already yours.”
NCC is at the forefront of a number of educational projects focused on promoting safety for children and their families. Keeping children safe online is another key commitment which the organization has taken with a coalition of key stakeholders from the private sector, ministry of education, media, government departments, community leaders, youth organisations NGO reps and a member of parliament .
Alice was referred to an NCC’s parenting workshop because she was experiencing some difficulty with her cute adorable 3 year old daughter who had discovered her favourite word which was “NO” and had started using it in every instance . This was driving Alice crazy , and so she wanted to pick up a few tips to get her daughter to do what she wanted.