From October 4-6, 2022 Jerusalem Children and Community Development Organization (JeCCDO) provided social protection training at JOCTC. In total 21 participants, including 7 women, from the Head and Field offices have attended the program. There was opening and closing remark delivered during the course. Presentations and lively discussions have also taken place. The training is developed and delivered by JeCCDO’s Urban Productive Safety Newt Program (UPSNP), which is financed by UNICEF.
The opening statement was presented by Ato Alemayehu Mamo, the head of JeCCDO’s Human Resource and Organizational Development Service. “I would like to thank you for being here,” Alemayehu said. There is an SP policy at JeCCDO. Therefore, it is crucial to comprehend the policy. Alemayehu continued by saying that training of this nature has already been planned. Consequently, this is to update people who attended the program and also to welcome newcomers. Alemayehu concluded by wishing the trainees a pleasant stay and training session.
PRESENTATIONS BY THE FACILITATOR OF THE WORKSHOP.
Ato Elias Terfassa, a senior social development specialist and expert, presented during the training and successfully led the session. Concepts, practice, and challenges in implementing SP programs, gender-sensitive social protection, the principles of child-sensitive SP, adopting life lenses in SP, the system approach in SP, the components of SP programs, the child protection system (micro, Meso and macro systems), etc. are some of the main topics covered in the training.
Participants in the program were engaged in group projects and lively discussions so they could exchange ideas and experiences with one another. As a result, a number of topics were covered, including opportunities/trends in the implementation of SP programs as well as weaknesses/limitations in the SP program’s implementation. In addition, a thorough discussion of the family, community, and other actors’ roles in safeguarding the vulnerable groups, particularly women and children.
The final observation was made by CEO of JeCCDO, Ato Mulugeta Gebru. Giving children love and space is crucial, the CEO remarked. Additionally, it is crucial to follow up with and mentor kids. In addition, Ato Mulugeta brought up the Awaramba community’s history with regard to treating women and children with respect.
Mulugeta continued by stating that JeCCDO has child codes of conduct and concludes contracts with its partners when engaging in various activities. Ato Endeshaw, the coordinator of the JeCCDO-UNICEF program, is thanked by Ato Mulugeta for overseeing the training program’s overall design and coordination. He continued by saying that the training is crucial for the organization’s staff members and is timely. “We must impart the knowledge and training we have received to families, neighbors, and communities.” The CEO congratulates the trainer and each trainee individually. We need to put the training into practice, he said in closing.