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Child Welfare Society of Kenya (CWSK) Advocates for Abandoned Children’s Rights

Child Welfare Society of Kenya (CWSK) Advocates for Abandoned Children’s Rights

Meru, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, KNA, by Dickson Mwiti/Mary Wanjohi

In a dedicated effort to protect the rights of abandoned children and promote family reunification, the Child Welfare Society of Kenya (CWSK) has been actively working to create awareness and provide essential services in Meru County.

Beatrice Mureithi, a social worker with CWSK based in Isiolo Temporary Place of Safety, emphasized the importance of rapid response when we encounter abandoned children.

“Every child deserves a safe and loving environment. When you find an abandoned child, it is crucial to act swiftly. In this regard, our team at CWSK is trained to respond promptly, ensuring the child’s safety and well being,” said Ms Mureithi.

She added that CWSK undertakes both physical and media tracing and their primary goal is to reunite children with their families.

“We have also as our mandate been facilitating legal adoption for any child residing in Kenya, regardless of citizenship in the case of adoption, although the child must be six weeks old and declared free for adoption by a registered adoption society,” said Ms Mureithi.

She said that when family placement is not possible, foster care provides temporary care within the child’s community and through this CWSK has facilitated foster care for over 20,000 children.

Ms Mureithi added that through posters placed on specific areas around strategic points where people usually visit, a parent can easily trace back their kids through directives on the posters.

CSWK, she added, also plays a key role in appointing guardians who assume parental responsibility and provide a stable environment for the children.

Ms Mureithi reiterated her commitment to protecting children’s rights adding that every child deserves care and a chance to thrive.

Courtesy; KNA

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