Advocating for Children is the fourth Strategic Initiative of Strategy 2030 of SOS CV International. For this reason, SOS Children’s Villages Ghana has held a one-day training workshop to build capacity of Staff in Programme Locations across the country. This is to adequately prepare them for results focused children’s advocacy within their areas of jurisdiction.
The National Advocacy Advisor for SOS CV Ghana, Mr. Anang Sowah, who facilitated the workshops, took participants including, Programme & Village Directors, Social Workers, Teachers, Administrative Staff, Mothers & Aunties, Youth leaders, FSP Coordinators and Drivers through the key tenets of Strategic Initiative 4 and what it envisages to achieve by 2030.
Furthermore, he took them through developing the advocacy strategy which includes identifying advocacy issues, setting goals and objectives, building partnerships and networking. Again, he touched on key issues pertaining to child rights like the UN Guidelines of Alternative Care for Children, human rights, child labour, child rights and the key SDGs SOS is directly working towards.
The Programme and Village Directors of the Locations celebrated the content and timeliness of the training and how it has boosted their understanding of advocacy issues. They called for regular refresher trainings to be abreast with current issues and changing trends in advocating for children in order to be better ambassadors of the organization.
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