Centre for Juvenile Delinquency sets-up first child law school in Ghana


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Accra, Oct. 22, GNA –
The Centre for Juvenile Delinquency (CEJUDEL), a Non- Governmental
Organisation, has initiated a Child Law School to educate children and the
youth about the laws of the nation.

The CEJUDEL on
Saturday 6th October 2018, held its First Child Law School session at the Ghana
Girl Guides Association Headquarters in Achimota, Accra.

Mrs Joana Kyeremateng,
the Executive Director

Accra, Oct. 22, GNA –
The Centre for Juvenile Delinquency (CEJUDEL), a Non- Governmental
Organisation, has initiated a Child Law School to educate children and the
youth about the laws of the nation.

The CEJUDEL on
Saturday 6th October 2018, held its First Child Law School session at the Ghana
Girl Guides Association Headquarters in Achimota, Accra.

Mrs Joana Kyeremateng,
the Executive Director of CEJUDEL, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency
said, being the first of its kind in the nation, the Child Law School
initiative is aimed at familiarizing Ghanaian children with the Ghanaian legal
regime, particularly the laws and institutions pertaining to children.

“This is the first
step by CEJUDEL to produce a generation of legally equipped and empowered
children who know their rights and able to take positive actions against abuse;
an action embedded in our slogan: Safeguarding the Future of Our Nation through
Justice for Juveniles and Child Victims,” she added.

The first Child Law
School session saw an interaction between a team of lawyers and 50 young girls
from the ages of 10-18 years who were selected from various basic and junior
high schools in Accra. The children were taught the laws of Ghana, some rights
of children in Ghana, sexual and other criminal offences against children, and
the institutions with a child protection mandate.

The programme also
included a rapid survey to gather data on the reaction of young girls to sexual
abuse. At the end of the training, participants received a guide book each as
part of the child law school package.

The Center for
Juvenile Delinquency is an organisation mandated to protect and advocate
justice for the vulnerable, deprived and marginalised children and youth, who
become involved with courts, as well as victims of crime within the justice
system of Ghana.

The CEJUDEL hopes to
organise more Child Law School programmes, extending to children of all age
groups in the Basic, Junior and Senior High levels of education.

GNA


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