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World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse prayer vigil, concert today

Published: Tuesday November 19, 2013 | 10:56 am Comments 0

A prayer vigil and concert has been organised for the Mandela Park in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew today to commemorate World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

The event, which is part of Youth Month activities, is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Child Development Agency (CDA), Rosalee Gage Grey, says World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse is observed each year to foster awareness and encourage Jamaicans to redouble their efforts to protect the nationís children.

Todayís activities have been organised by the CDA, an arm of the Ministry of Youth and Culture.

According to Gage Grey, the CDA will be issuing a call for persons to take a stand against all forms of child abuse and to make a commitment to work with families to assist them in taking better care of their children.

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