Latter-day Saints host conference on building resilient families

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a two-day conference for members on how to strengthen families to avoid broken homes.

Hugo E. Martinez, Church West Africa area president, said broken homes come with social challenges such as drug addiction and teenage pregnancy, hence the conference aimed at educating the public on strategic ways to strengthen the family.

It was on the theme: “Strengthening the Rising Generation” and brought together participants from Sierra Leone, Senegal, Germany, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, while others virtually joined in. .

He described the family as the basic unit of society that was the most effective catalyst for positive solutions to social problems.

Nii Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, the Ga Mantse, who chaired, praised the Church for making strides in educating young people to make informed marriage decisions to avoid broken homes.

He called for public support to support technical and vocational education and training and other entrepreneurial programs to cushion young people, especially girls, in their transition period.

Ms. Dié Marie Faye, Family Promotion Officer, Department of Family and Protection of Vulnerable Groups of the Ministry of Women, Family, Gender and Child Protection in Senegal, said that a child could not rely on parents forever, therefore, the need for every child to be serious with education to become completely independent after school.
She advised young people to be submissive to their parents and to accept corrections to become responsible adults in the future.

Ms. Tiffany Ivins Spence, Director of the Community Development Network – USA, appreciated the efforts to change lives in Asia, Africa and Latin America through literacy programs.

She said education is the power of all trades and skills, so young people should serve as literacy gateways from developed areas to less developed areas and champion the role of the family in the generation of children. income.

Ms. Ahimin Yokou Sylvie Rosebelle, Deputy Director of the Family Promotion Department of the Ministry of Family, Women and Children of Côte d’Ivoire, expressed concern about the negative impact of COVID-19 on families, which had made life worse for young people in education, profession and income.

She called on governments to come together to find lasting solutions to bring life back to normal.

The conference was organized in collaboration with the Ghanaian Ministry of Chiefdom and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Social Welfare, African Business Center for Educational Development, Community Development Network, Community Development Unit. support for domestic violence and victims, the National Commission for Civic Education and Interweave Solutions.

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