The two organisations will collaborate on raising awareness amongst the public about crucial problems relating to youngsters. “This is a strategic step to further improve our government endeavours towards enhanced services to children across a wide spectrum like education, health, inclusion and many more,” mentioned Sayyida Dr Muna.
The MoU comes as a element of Unicef’s strategic agenda to diversify partnerships and engage all levels of society, which includes civil society for much better outcomes.
The Children First Association will assistance Unicef in their communication for improvement agenda, a pillar of the organisation’s Country Programme in the sultanate. The programme will entail building messages directed to raise awareness and encourage action towards wellness, education, nutrition, protection, and inclusion of youngsters with disabilities across Oman.
Lana al Wreikat, Unicef Oman representative, mentioned, “This is a crucial partnership for all of us and we are seeking forward to functioning with Sayyida Dr Muna and the wider Children First Association. This is our initial partnership with a civil society organisation and element of our efforts to broaden our partnerships beyond government and private sector, to attain a lot more levels of the neighborhood and spread awareness about youngster-connected matters. This partnership will unlock new possible for us to attain a lot more youngsters and attain much better outcomes.
“The Children First Association and Sayyida Dr Muna are a particularly pertinent partner as their core commitment to achieving a sustainable tomorrow for our children is at the heart of our shared agendas.”
The signing ceremony, hosted at the new children’s library in Shatti al Qurm, also incorporated the launch of Unicef mascots, ‘Saif & Muzna’. The mascots, created as a element of the partnership agreement, will be utilized to engage youngsters and provide joint messages to the public. As a element of their joint Country Programme with the government, Unicef functions on enhancing education and growing awareness about particular youngster-connected indicators to bolster institutional capacity and understanding.
Information Source: Muscat Daily