The Department of Social Welfare and Community Development has statutory backing to protect and promote the interest of children in the country. It is by this, that the department on the 21st of March, 2023 embarked on Child Protection Program at Bokuruwa community in the Kwahu East District.
The department enlightened the community on the dangers and challenges adolescents face during this developmental stage. Attention was given to different needs, vulnerabilities, and challenges faced by girls and boys, and what protective actions that all families and community members can take to support adolescents in this delicate stage of their lives. At the end of the sensitization, a Child Protection Committee was formed to protect children and adolescents in the Bokuruwa community.