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Clarendon march to 'save the children'

Published:Tuesday | October 6, 2015 | 10:00 AM

MAY PEN, Clarendon:

The second leg of the Save the Children Peace March launched in Clarendon, in April, made its stop in the constituency of Northern Clarendon recently.

Member of Parliament for the Constituency, Horace Dalley, said the move was against the background that children were being neglected, abused and not much was being done about it.

He made reference to the case of a 15-year-old girl from his constituency, who was chopped to death, along with her male companion, with whom she was living for months in St Ann, when she should have been in school.

Students from 10 high schools, including James Hill Primary, Kellits Primary, Crofts Hill Primary and Junior High and Claude McKay High schools, marched from Shooters Square, Kellits Square and Sevens Ground, culminating on the grounds of Kellits High School, where they were addressed by different agencies on issues of child abuse, their rights, roles and responsibilities.

The march was organised by the Clarendon Inter-Agency Network, in collaboration with the Social Development Commission.

Representatives from the Child Development Agency and the Office of the Children's Registry were also in attendance.

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