As part of activities to mark the National Day of the Girl Child, Rotary Club of Kubwa Gateway, District 9125, in partnership with Bumkeng Selizz Care Foundation and other stakeholders have donated sanitary pad to Government Girls Secondary School Dutse in Abuja during its sensitisation program on sex abuse and molestation against the girl child.
Speaking while receiving the group, the principal of the school, Mrs Ruqaiya Husain expressed gratitude for their donation noting that use of sanitary pad is part of a girls life adding that it was thoughtful of the group to donate it, she added that the occasion of the National Day of the Girl Child brings to the fore many challenges facing the girl child.
Husain pointed out that as part of efforts to addressing the challenges of abuse facing the girl child, the school has a guidiance and counselling unit to help bring them out of their shell and speak out when abused.
She called on government to support programs of advocacy to raise awareness to curb many challenges facing the girl child in the society.
Also speaking,President of the Rotary Club, Nina Samuel in her speech stressed the importance of sensitizing young girls on abuse and career goals ” On the occasion of the National Girl Child Day we want to advocate a vibrant counselling unit in schools with the help of the media and other stakeholders we want to redirect focus of young girls to career goals, there is a popular saying that if you train a child you train a nation,its important we start early”, she said.
The Guest Speaker at the event, Mrs Esther Uanwereme stressed the need for girls to know common tips to personal hygiene. Noting that the girl child being properly informed about her body from the right quarters helps to prevent cases of abuses and molestation.
Also speaking ,Bumkeng Sewuese, founder of Bumkeng Selizz Care Foundation (BSCF), a non governmental organization based in Abuja and Benue, explained that is mainly concerned about issues that affect idps,women and children.
Sewuese noted that the NGO is in collaboration with the Rotary club on the National Day of The GIrl Child as it is a major area of interest of the NGO to encourage growth and development of the girl child.
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