Children’s Advocate, Diahann Gordon Harrison, is lauding the Universities and Colleges Apostolic Ministry for supporting children affected by domestic violence, through the donation of funds and tablets to facilitate online learning.
Representatives of the organisation handed over $15,000 plus two tablets valued at $25,000 each, during a ceremony at the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA) in Kingston on Wednesday (January 13).
Mrs. Gordon Harrison said the act of kindness is one that should be replicated by other entities across the island.
“I am very heartened by the presentation and very heartened on behalf of the children who will receive it,” she said.
“Anything that serves to support children is something that we embrace at the OCA. Thank you for delivering in keeping with the need that so many children have at this time,” the Children’s Advocate added.
Assistant National Coordinator and Events Planning, Universities and Colleges Apostolic Ministry, Benjamin Fraser, who made the presentation, called on other faith-based organisations to support children who are affected by domestic violence.
Mr. Fraser said these children are among the most vulnerable as the country continues to weather the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“We want children who have been affected by domestic violence to benefit from these devices. We are making an appeal that in addition to prayer and intercession, there needs to be tangible action,” he noted.