Awareness Program for FSP Caregivers at SOS Kavre

SOS Social Centre Kavre (Family Strengthening Program) conducted a day Awareness Program on Child protection policy, Effective parenting and Healthcare to the caregivers of FSP children on September 18, 2016 at the SOS Hermann Gmeiner School Kavre.

Program Officer of Early Childhood Education Centre Mr. Singe Lhomi took sessions on Child Protection Issues and Effective Parenting respectively.  Dr. Narayan Charan Shrestha, a renowned pediatrician from Dhulikhel Hospital discussed on the Issues of Child and caregivers’ Health.  About 203 caregivers attended the program in which 67 Caregivers were checked up by the consultant doctors.

Ishwori Prasad Sharma, Deputy National Director, SOS Children’s Villages Nepal highlighted on the importance of caregivers because they spread the message and spirit of the SOS Movement around their communities.  He stressed on the fact that well-being of children depends on the environment that adults create for them.  For example, behavior and attitude of parents are normally reflected on their Children. He said, “creating a loving home for our children, we are helping to make the world a better and more civilized place.”  

Mr. Singe Lhomi discussed caregivers’ roles in making children better and considerate people. He said, “a thoughtless action from parents might ruin the entire life of a child.”  While discussing issues of Child Health, Dr. Shrestha gave some tips on child health, suggested when to take the children to the hospital and when to use medicines.  He also talked about the wrong use of antibiotics and its effect on child health.  Dr. Shrestha also offered ‘health checkup’ to interested caregivers.  

Ishwori Dahal, a certified staff-nurse and grown-up of an SOS Family from CV Kavre, supported the doctor.  Chandeshwori Medical Hall and Banepa Medical Store from Banepa provided the medicinal items free of cost for the health camp.  

SOS Social Centre Kavre has been conducting an awareness programme every year and the number of participants is increasing.  Currently, SOS Social Center Kavre is supporting 627 children from 324 families to ensure their rights to health, care and education.  Many of these children are from women headed families and some others are taken care of by their extended family members such as uncles, aunts and grandparents. As such our support is critical for their wellbeing and preparing for a dignified life