PROTECTION AND PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE ,AWARENESS WALK BY THE CHILDREN

CHILDREN AWARENESS WALK

 TAGGED: PROTECTION FROM CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE.

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Each year, we celebrate Children’s Day to honor the millions of children who are the heart,soul and future of Nigeria. It is a day of fun, games and sweets, but it is also an important opportunity to reflect on the Health, Safety, Development, Rights and Protection, and Essential Education of Nigeria’s next generation, the dreamers, innovators and leaders of tomorrow.

The greatness of a country is not measured by its wealth, status or power but rather by the state of its children. However, the vice of Child Abuse has robbed children of their dreams, aspirations and dignity.

Today, IYANIWURA CHILDREN CARE FOUNDATION education programs adapt  different strategies in a campaign to ignite Parents, Governments and Communities attention on defending and protecting children from CHILD ABUSE.

Child abuse can take several forms, the four main types are:  physical, sexual, psychological, and neglect. Neglect is the most common form of maltreatment and bases for child sexual abuse.

Sexual abuse and physical assault, this is now societal menace which gives a big concern. Child abuse require commitment from various sectors across homes, schools, communities and beyond to address the problem. The most challenging fact with child abuse is that, in most cases, the children are abused in places that should be safe spaces for them, such as at home and school. In most cases, the perpetrators are people who should be protecting the children, like parents, guardians and teachers

Child Sexual Abuse (Under the Sexual Offenses Act):comprises of defilement, indecent acts, attempted defilement, child trafficking, child sex tourism, child prostitution and child pornography.The current statistics indicated that CSA is on the rise. It is therefore necessary that this vice, be brought to the limelight role of Parent,Government,Communities and the Children in combating CSA:

We intend to have an AWARENESS WALK with the children on 24th  November, tagged Freedom from child abuse. This event is to create more awareness on Protection, Prevention and Defense on CHILD ABUSE.

  • We intend to have school children within the age from 7-12 years in participation in this program with approximately 100 children walking with one teacher from each participating schools for more supervision, the route for the walk  start from Tinubu fountain down to Idumota round back to Martins street to Broad street down to final destination at Freedom park. Tinubu fountain – Nnamidi Azikiwe street — Martins street Broad street –Freedom Park also there will  be distribution of fliers information on how to protect children from CHILD ABUSE. The event was well planned, and safety was our first priority and we walked beside the road. We had Policemen, Lastma officials to control traffic, Ambulance, Registered Nurse, Doctor on hand.

The school children within the Lagos state participated in this awareness WALK.

The  participating children wore white T-shirt , white trousers/skirts ,white socks and green face-cap.

WHITE— symbolize PURITY, VIRGINITY,

GREEN—- symbolize FREEDOM

ICCF kitted the children from each participating schools and 100 children in all  for this project

Date  : 26TH  NOVEMBER,2015.

Venue :TINUBU FOUNTAIN – FREEDOM PARK, LAGOS ISLAND.

Time : 9AM – 2 PM

We intend to take this AWARENESS WALK to other local government within Lagos State, we hereby seek your indulgence to show solidarity with ICCF by sponsoring and supporting the AWARENESS WALK TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM  CHILD ABUSE. Please  allow the children to participate and benefit from this program.

In return for your generosity, your name or firm will feature in our banners and brochure.Thank you for considering our request and giving your precious time.

There are many ways to give. You may use the enclosed PLEDGE FORM in favour of IYANIWURA CHILDREN CARE FOUNDATION,  call our project officer 07083350451/ 08153006605 for other options.

IYANIWURA CHILDREN CARE

FCMB  A/C 3083171019

MOTORWAYS, IKEJA, LAGOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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