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OCR extends deadline for child participation programmes

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

THE Office of the Children's Registry (OCR) has extended the deadline for its two child participation programmes to September 28, 2012.

Applications for the programmes, which are aimed at increasing awareness about child abuse among children and encouraging them to report child abuse, were originally to close by July 20, 2012.

However, due to several requests, the OCR has extended the deadline to the end of September to allow more time for interested children to participate, especially those within the school system, who would not have had an opportunity to do so otherwise.

The Child Ambassadors Programme is an initiative where children will be invited to serve for a minimum of one year as volunteer ambassadors for the OCR and help to promote the reporting of child abuse.

The jingle competition will feature children submitting entries encouraging other children to report child abuse. The winning entry will be integrated in the OCR's public education campaign.

Both programmes are open to children between the ages 10 to 17 years old.

Information is available at www.ocr.gov.jm or on the OCR's Facebook page (Children's Registry) and Twitter account (@OCRJA).

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