So­za­vo pro­mi­ses to sup­port Stivo­ki

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

The Mi­ni­stry of So­ci­al Af­fairs and Hou­sing (So­za­vo) has pro­mi­sed to sup­port the Foun­da­ti­on for Child­ren (Stivo­ki). The board of the foun­da­ti­on on Mon­day met with re­pre­sen­ta­ti­ves of the mi­ni­stry. Mur­win Du­bois, chair­man of the board at Stivo­ki, told Ti­mes of Su­ri­na­me that the foun­da­ti­on ma­de its po­si­ti­on clear. “Both par­ties agreed to work to­gether. We are on the right track,” said Du­bois. It is still unclear, howe­ver, why the child­ren’s ho­me for child­ren who ha­ve been ne­glec­ted or sexu­al­ly abu­sed was clo­sed. Du­bois ex­plai­ned that the board is for­mu­la­ting a po­li­cy plan and that the mi­ni­stry will find out what the pro­blem is. When the po­li­cy plan is fi­nis­hed, both par­ties will meet again. The mi­ni­stry re­cent­ly an­noun­ced that it was una­wa­re of the fact that the child­ren’s ho­me had been clo­sed and that it was shock­ed by the de­ci­si­on of the board. The chair­man of the board poin­ted out that it tur­ned out that the­re was most li­ke­ly a mis­com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on or that the­re was in­suf­fi­cient com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. Both par­ties will try to find out what went wrong. Du­bois ma­de it clear that the shel­ter for child­ren will con­ti­nue to exist. The board ac­cep­ted the pro­mi­ses be­cau­se it be­lie­ves in dia­lo­gue. It is not clear when the foun­da­ti­on will re­cei­ve the over­due sub­si­dies and when the wor­kers will re­cei­ve their sa­la­ries. The wor­kers ha­ve not re­cei­ved any wa­ges sin­ce Au­gust.

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