As part of the ongoing support for both migrant and host communities, the United Nation International Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is expanding its partnerships here in Guyana.
UNICEF is an organisation which supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.
Moreover, in its continued efforts in child protection here in Guyana, UNICEF has been focused on supporting efforts to ensure documentation (including work on birth registration) with the Ministry of the Presidency through its Department of Citizenship. UNICEF has also been lending support in the area of access to services for children who are sexually abused through the strengthening of child advocacy centres. To achieve this effectively, the organisation has positioned itself to work closely with the Regional Executive Offices in Regions One and Four, and the Ministry of Social Protection’s Childcare and Protection Agency and Blossoms Inc. in Regions One, Two, and Seven.
This, according to information released by UNICEF, will serve to ensure that there is access to referral services for legal aid and violence prevention and response with the Guyana Legal Aid Clinic and Help and Shelter.
UNICEF is also working in the fields of Education and Adolescent Development since it has long been established that “no one organisation can work alone and today’s engagement is also an opportunity to forge greater partnerships between State and Non-State Sectors.”
UNICEF currently has a presence in 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF is an organisation which is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and governments.