While waiting for the government agencies to get their acts together in incorporating an Alert mechanism into the Child Protection Policy as agreed upon by the Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, the CFNA Exco in their meeting held last night had decided to take another step forward in pushing the initiative through.
This time around, it had been decided that the loose grouping of concerned citizens calling themselves as the CITIZENS FOR NURIN ALERT would now be turned into members of a legalised entity, an entity that was to be registered with the Registrar of Societies.
It was felt that by getting the grouping institutionalised, more jobs can be done with little or less obstacles.
Other than getting the CFNA registered accordingly, top in the priority list of the CFNA Exco was the setting up of a Nurin Alert Centre, a Centre that would be run by CFNA to initially implement the Nurin Alert mechanism.
While more discussions with the relevant bodies and agencies which are directly or indirectly involved in the proposed mechanism will take place one after the other, efforts are on-going to get the infrastructure and other requirements of the Centre to be made ready and available.
The CFNA Exco will also see an enlargement in their number with the appointment of several other individuals whom I believe are all eagerly geared up to serve for this noble cause.
The CFNA has indeed reached the point of no return, it can only go forward and the way forward is though maybe far but bright, thanks to everyone whom we had got in touch with. So far we have not met anyone who had objected to this initiative, instead all of them had offered assistance of all sorts, from co-operation to guidance and to funding as well.
CFNA will be here to stay, staying to help each other in handling a crisis, the crisis of missing children.
No to more Nurin Jazlin, but yes to Nurin Alert.
p.s. The CFNA Exco had also made several other decisions in their meeting last night. These include the official logo for Nurin Alert, making the Nurin Alert website live as well as having a better communication channel between CFNA supporters and the CFNA Exco as well as among the CFNA supporters. On behalf of the CFNA Exco, I will keep you posted accordingly.