According to GWO, the month of March every year has been chosen to give fostered children the opportunity to share their story and show their gratitude to their fostered parents; and as well encourage local families to adopt and integrate orphaned and abandoned children in their communities.
He said the effectiveness of child protection depended on elements such as appropriate policies, legislation and regulations, supportive social norms, efficient fiscal management and sufficient resource allocation.
Reverend George Abaidoo, the National Coordinator for GWO in a presentation, said the initiative would mobilise 5,000 foster parents, 8,000 foster children, 5,000 adults who went through foster/ orphanhood, 5,000 local churches, NGOs and corporate bodies to inspire them to celebrate and appreciate Foster Parents.
He said among its objectives was to lobby government to officially recognise and nationalise the Month of March as Foster Care Awareness, to mobilize educational scholarships, national health and basic needs such as clothes, shoes and the like through churches and other stakeholders.
The rest are; to offer hope to parentless children through sharing message of love and grace and the Fatherhood of God, as well as to mobilize local companies, organisations, and philanthropists to sponsor foster families and programs of GWO.