UNICEF’s calls for the improvement of children’s welfare
By Manyuon Mayen Manyuon
The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund’s goodwill ambassador who arrived to Juba last Friday has called for improvement of welfare of children and women in South Sudan.
Madam Tetsuko Kuroyangi known as Toto Chan is a Japanese actress who joined UNICEF as a goodwill ambassador in 1984.
She last came to South Sudan in 1993 on a field visit related to UNICEF supported projects.
After her visit to the then Sudan, she helped to fundraise and advocated for women and children.
Through her generous support, the Toto Chan Center in Juba was built in 2011 to help children traumatized by war.
In a statement on UNICEF Face book page, she said she was excited to be back to the country looking forward to meeting children and women of South Sudan.
“My heart goes out to the women and children of South Sudan who endure harsh realities,” Ms Kuroyangi said.
“Their daily lives really need to be improved after more than two decades of war. I am glad our country has been supporting the newest nation even before its independence,” she added.
The Toto Chan Center she built houses almost 600 vulnerable children who also get psycho-social support, family tracing and reunification and welfare support.