On the 18th and 25th of January we held our first two training sessions for professionals involved in birth registration.
The training is one part of our Identity Paper project aimed at improving the rate of registration in the Taroudannt province. Unregistered children, those without identity papers, are denied numerous rights including school places and medical care and can face difficulties in adulthood such as being unable to claim employment rights and register their own children.
The training sessions, the first in a series of seven, were each attended by 25 participants. These included representatives from the departments of Health and Civil Registration, school directors, local authorities and members of local organisations working in the field of children’s rights.
The training sessions have three key objectives:
- to raise-awareness of the process of registration amongst professionals, with a particular view to complex cases
- to improve communication and understanding between professionals
- to provide training in working with vulnerable groups
The first two trainings have been well-received by participants and we look forward to delivering the next five.