A two-day workshop cum seminar on Prevention of Child Abuse and Child Protection Policy for the Fathers and Sisters was organized by FAsCE India from 1st to 2ndApril, 2017, at MSFS Provincialate, Guwahati. The goal of this workshop was to conscientise fathers and sisters working in our mission centres on prevention of child abuse, the rights of children and the neglectful violation and to create awareness and offer timely intervention in
cases of violations of Child Rights.
The workshop took off with short inaugural function. At the very outset, Fr. Saji George MSFS, Executive Director of FAsCE India, accorded a very hearty welcome to the guest invitees and the participants. Rev. Fr. George Panthanmackel, Provincial of MSFS Northeast India, delivered the keynote address highlighting the importance of the programme in the present scenario.
As a symbolic gesture of inauguration, the ceremonial lamp was lit by Rev Fr. Provincial, Fr. S. Christu Das, the resource person, Fr. Kurian Pattimackel, msfs and Sr. Margaret MPV, delegates from the participants. 18 priests and 40 sisters from various centres and schools of Northeast region participated
in the programme. The workshop concluded with an evaluation and valedictory function, during which a certificate of participation was distributed to the participants by Fr. S. Christu Das, Director of Social Initiatives for Growth and Networking, Ranchi, Jharkhand. The vote of thanks was proposed by Fr. Clean Arengh, Associate Director of FAsCE India.