Busia Governor Honorable Sospeter Ojaamong has pledged his support for the work of ICS-SP in promoting Skilful Parenting and Ending Violence Against Children. The Governor made the commitment on Monday when ICS-SP director Beatrice Ogutu paid him a courtesy call with a delegation from ICS-SP and Global Communities.
ICS-SP director Ogutu lamented that most men in Busia had abandoned their parenting role forcing women to act as mothers and fathers at the same time. This according to Ogutu has largely contributed to the ever-rising number of street children in the county. “Child abuse and the number of street children in Busia county is on the rise. ICS and Global Communities are coming up with measures to address this dangerous trend," said Beatrice.
Serah Malaba-Kambale, Global Communities’ head of Program Operations and New Program Development, said her organization will support vulnerable households and those already affected by HIV.
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