By Mabuchi Chunga
The International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) has awarded membership to Youth Net and Counselling (YONECO) for its work in fighting against child abuse and neglect.
Commenting on the development YONECO’s Executive Director MacBain Mkandawire said the move is an indication that the organization’s work is being recognized internationally.
“This is a big achievement because this means that our (YONECO) work is being recognized globally that we are doing well in making sure children are being protected,” said Mkandawire.
He further said this will also help the organization to intensify its efforts in dealing with issues of child abuse and neglect in the country.
“This means we should be able to look at things beyond Malawi where we can link and refer children at various levels we are dealing with,” said Mkandawire.
YONECO applied for membership to IPSCAN in late 2019.
International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, was founded in 1977.
It is a multidisciplinary international organization that brings together a worldwide cross-section of committed professionals to work towards the prevention and treatment of child abuse, neglect and exploitation globally.