“Hope For Children” CRC Policy Centre Executive Director Andria Neocleous, met with First Lady of Cyprus Philippa Karsera-Christodoulides, to discuss the Organisation’s work and the needs of the island’s children.
At the meeting, which also included Hope for Children Operations Manager Evridiki Georgiou, discussion concerned the programmes run by Hope For Children, with a focus on mental health services for children, handling of cases of sexual abuse, support for foster families, operation of facilities for unaccompanied children, a 24-hour helpline, and educational programmes for schools.
Specific needs of the children of Cyprus were also discussed, along with actions that can be taken to improve their situation. The First Lady expressed her support for the work of Hope For Children, and her commitment to supporting efforts for the wellbeing of the island’s children, including via initiatives within the framework of the institution she represents.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the exchange of views and ideas on how collaboration between Hope For Children and state institutions can be strengthened, to achieve better results for children. Executive Director Neocleous assured that the Organisation will continue to work on further specialisation and expansion of its services, to be at the side of every child in need.