NGO Takes Anti-SGBV Awareness To Yangoji Secondary Students In Abuja

NGO Takes Anti-SGBV Awareness To Yangoji Secondary Students In Abuja

By Blessing Otobong-Gabriel

In furtherance to mitigate the menace of sexual and gender based violence in Federal Capital Territory, a Non-Governmental Organisation, Abiodun Essiet Initiative for Girls, AEIG, yesterday took anti Sexual and Gender-Based Violence sensitisation campaign to students of Government Secondary School in Yangoji community, Kwali Area Council in Abuja.

The AEIG Project Officer, Josephine Emeghoghena, who represented the Founder of the NGO, Abiodun Essiet, during the programme tagged: “SGBV awareness programme in high schools in Abuja said no fewer than 200 students were sensitised on the various forms of SGBV and how to effectively assist tackle SGBV cases emanating from the learning environment or their homes.

Explaining the awareness initiative, Emeghoghena, said the program aims at curbing school related sexual and gender-based violence and raising anti-GBV Ambassadors.

She the GSS Yangoji, is part of the 6 schools approved by the FCT Secondary Education Board, SEB, for the NGO to cover across the six area councils, as part of AEIG’s empowerment project for the promotion of the rights FCT Original Inhabitants, which started in 2022, is being powered by the MacArthur Foundation, through Resource Centre for Human Rights and Civic Education, CHRICED.

According to her, it is very necessary to sensitise students on SGBV to help them know their rights and the importance of speaking up against the menace.

On her part, the school Principal, A. Rukayyat, commended the NGO for bringing the sensitisation campaign to the students within their learning environment, as it will empower them to help combat the menace.

Highlight of the event was the nomination and inauguration of five students, three girls and two boys as the NGO’s Anti-GBV Ambassadors in the school.

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