Participants at the end of Day 2 of the Child Protection Policy Workshop at USP Labasa Campus.
The University of the South Pacific’s (USP) hosted staff, students and members of the community to a two-day workshop on Child Protection Policy at its Labasa Campus.
This was done in an effort by the University to have a child protection policy for its students. The workshop which ran from 30-31 August 2018 was facilitated by Mr. Laisiasa Merumeru, Ms Sai Nabou and Dr Kelesi Whippy from the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) at the Laucala Campus.
The 25 participants comprised retirees, faith-based representatives, students, staff, social workers, and domestic workers who each shared their experiences, knowledge, stories and area of expertise in discussing matters of Child Protection.
In its bid to protect its students, the University has been engaging in workshops organised by School of Education (SOEd) at FALE around its campuses to gauge people’s views. Feedback from these will allow the team to formulate the Child Protection Policy of USP.
Participants at Labasa Campus were keen to share their knowledge and concerns to ensure that students who will grace USP doors study in a safe zone.
Facilitators were encouraged to see that the workshop had been fulfilling and the participants were engaged in an interactive manner.
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