Invitation letter by Yadunandana Swami:Dear devotees,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada.
During our last ELM conference a presentation was made on Child Protection in regard to the book “My Karma, My Fault” published by an European ex-gurukuli, who was physically, psychological, and sexually abused in ISKCON schools and communities.
During this discussion, it was emphasized the importance of creating awareness and educating leaders, teachers, community members, parents, and children on this matter, in order to prevent future cases of abuse to the best of our ability. As the saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”.
In order to facilitate this training, Champakalata Devi Dasi, the Director of ISKCON Child Protection Office, is scheduled to provide training in Sweden (25 to 28 June) and at Bhaktivedanta College, Radhadesh (30 June to 2 of July). Please take the opportunity to send as many concerned representatives of your yatras as possible to one of these training seminars. Particularly, child protection team members, children and parents’ educators, community leaders, and some leading parents should be encouraged to attend, in order to get the most of Champakalata DD´s visit.
Thank you. Hare Krishna.
Your humble servant,
(ISKCON European Minister for Educational Development )