The Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Osogbo has reaffirmed her commitment towards care,support and protection of the rights of vulnerable children in Nigeria particularly Osun state communities.
The General Coordinator of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi made this known in his Children’s Day message at the special outreach to the Orphanages in the state, in commemoration of the Children’s Day.
Fr.Akinkunmi stated that this covid 19 pandemic has really had an unkind effect on children, schools are on-hold, children are not allowed to play on the playgrounds, so many things that excite children have been suspended indefinitely, similarly, children are experiencing the harshness of the economic challenges posed on adults, we are committed to protect children being abused and facing tortures as a result of uncouth emotional outburst of adults, with the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre and her partner Kindermission werk the Children are not alone in the journey of life.
“One of our basic tenets in our organization is protection of children holistically. We carefully chose this occasion to show love to these children in order to mark their Day as it is true that majority of them might have never experienced such due to their background or circumstances of their birth. But beyond this clause, it is part of our mandate in our organization to show them we truly love them and that they are important to us,irrespective of their religion, sex, social-status, tribe, background or colour, the Catholic church is known for her generosity and love wile protecting the dignity of the recipients of such services,
Let it be known that we are strongly committed to the matter of any child in this state, therefore no one should dare to assault or infringe on their rights. I want to assure them all that they are not alone in the journey of life because JDPMC is more than willing to help every child to access a meaningful life.”, he affirmed.
In their separate remarks, Rev. Sr.Akinlotan Elizabeth of Little Angels of Fatima Osogbo and Mr.Babrinde of Children of Abiye Orphanages appreciated the kind gesture extended to the children which she described as a timely intervention that would not be taken for granted. They therefore pledged to do more as they receive grace from God.