ENWAF Takes Save Our Children Campaign To Boys in Yenagoa
A non governmental organization under the auspices of, Eunice Nnachi Women Advocacy Foundation, ENWAF, takes its ‘Save Our Children Campaign’ to the boys of Bishop Dimeari Grammar School (BDGS), Ovom, in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital.
The sensitisation programme which kicked off in the month of May, 2023 from St. Jude’s Girls secondary school rounded off at BDGS, school premises on Friday.
Lady Eunice Nnachi the CEO/Founder ENWAF and other members of the group took turns to speak to the boys on gender based violence, cyber crime, drug abuse, indecent dressing, punctuality, and cultism among others.
Addressing the students, Lady Nnachi urged them to speak up whenever they experienced any form of Gender based violence, GBV noting that, its not peculiar to girls only.
She said, GBV not only have detrimental effects on the academic outcomes of the victims, but also affect them socially, psychologically, physically and emotionally.
She, however, urged the boys to stay away from cybercrime, drugs, cultism and other social vices occasioned by peer group pressures and environmental factors.
Also speaking, the Public Relations Officer of the group, Mrs Aqua Douye Akpuruku, educated the students on the dangers of drug abuse and involvement in cultism.
Mrs Akpuruku noted that youths who experiment with drugs and other substances put their health and safety at risk, adding that declining grades; absenteeism from school and other activities, as well as behavioral problems are associated with substance abuse.
Mrs. Ebizimo Agedah, also stressed the need for students to punctual as it helps to build their self confidence adding that indecent is wrong hence students should learn to dress well at all times.
Ms. Preye Ombu who spoke on the threats of cybercrime and bullying in the society, also provided tips for secondary school students to safeguard themselves.
According to her, “the tips include using strong passwords, avoiding sharing personal information online, being wary of 419 attempts, thinking before posting to prevent cyber bullying, reporting any form of bullying, not responding to bullying, and talking to a trusted person.”
She further emphasized on the need to be mindful of the potential dangers on the internet, and to not engage in cybercrime
The students of BDGS, applauded the gesture of the group, noting that the sensitisation was a good initiative, calling on stakeholders and government at all levels to give the group the necessary support to enable them do more for the society.
High point of the sensitization campaign visit was donation of dozens of exercise books to the students.
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