I have been privileged to be part of an organization that is making a significant difference to children’s lives.
COCD not only creates awareness around children’s rights and the responsibilities of guardians, but COCD addresses poverty as a way of reducing vulnerability. Poverty involves fear, stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. A family trying their best to climb out of poverty often imposes a lot on their child, making the child vulnerable.
We, sworn duty-bearers and service providers for children’s rights, need to be realistic in our approaches in order to be really relevant. We need to be innovative and creative to ease the plight of poor children. I wish to assure you that we are totally committed to ensuring good lives for children, not to move up in our careers, but as responsible parents and because we have love for others in our hearts.