Rambo Amadeus promotes fostering in Cetinje
Every child needs a family
CETINJE, 18 December 2015 - Within the Every Child Needs a Family campaign, implemented by UNICEF and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare with the support of the EU, the Centre for social welfare in Cetinje organized an open day dedicated to fostering.
On this occasion, foster parent Vesna Pesic shared her experience about welcoming three children in her home.
"I believe that after three and a half years of living together we have succeeded to respect, understand and love each other more than before. My biggest success as a foster parent is that I showed them that they can tust me unconditionally, even in their toughest moments. So, I hope better things and memories will come," Pesic said.
Famous musician Antonije Pusic, alias Rambo Amadeus, who is UNICEF National Goodwill Ambassador in Montenegro, invited citizens to become foster parents.
Usually, fostering is described as a noble act towards children. However, it is proven that the love provided to children comes back multiplied. Hence, fostering reflects positively on the entire family, which gets a new kind of sensibility
Within a foster family, a child grows, develops and lives in an environment quite similar to the one of a biological family. This is much better for the child development than the placement in an institution. For this reason, Montenegro is committed to completely eradicating institutional care of children under 3 by 2017.
Benjamin Perks, UNICEF Montenegro Representative, belives that "we all share the same vision of Montenegro as one of the first countries in the region to completely eradicate institutional care of children under 3.
But, there is a difficult journey ahead and much more work needs to be done to address this key human rights challenge.
Growing up in a safe family environment is a fundamental human right and the goal of the ongoing child care system reform in Montenegro.