Action Plan on Child Protection: Guiding our leaders and Guarding our children

By the Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia

We are inspired by the words of our Lord Jesus Christ found in the book of Matthew 19:13-15 to provide support to children. Through this Scriptural passage, Jesus Christ taught us that we need to care for our children. The action which was exhibited by the disciples by preventing children to meet Jesus Christ could be likened to that of many of our brothers and sisters worldwide today who do not have regard about the importance of children nor their rights. When Jesus Christ demanded that the disciples allow the children to be brought to him and not to be hindered, meant a lot about how Jesus dealt with the children’s rights. Oftentimes, the plight of the children is overlooked and sometimes they are deliberately denied of their fundamental Human Rights and consequently, their survival is affected.