Suriname’s social workforce strengthened

with 2nd Graduate Course in Child Protection

01 February 2024
UNICEF Programme Manager Javier Carboda with graduates
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UNICEF Programme Manager Javier Carboda with 2nd Cohort of the Pre-graduates course in Child protection for social workers

“While passion drives many social workers, they must receive the recognition, investment and support to deliver for the most vulnerable in our society”, says Javier Cordoba, Program Manager UNICEF Suriname as we celebrate the certificate ceremony of the 2nd Cohort of the Pre-graduate course in Child protection for social workers.

UNICEF in partnership with the Institute for Graduate, Research and Studies of the University of Suriname, yet another milestone in our joint efforts to better protect the children of Suriname was achieved.

UNICEF Programme Manager Javier Carboda with a graduate
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UNICEF Programme Manager Javier Carboda with a graduate of the Child Protection Course

Undoubtedly, social workers play and indispensable role in safeguarding the rights and well-being of children. They work closely with children and families; they identify and manage risks that children may be exposed to. Social workers promote children’s physical and psychological well-being by connecting them with critical social services and by challenging harmful norms that violate children’s rights.

One of the most important elements of a well-functioning child protection system is a qualified social service workforce – one that consists of both government and non-governmental professionals and paraprofessionals.

With this 2nd cohort, the graduates were able to strengthen their knowledge and skills to be better equipped to have a positive impact on the lives of children in Suriname.

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