The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team organisés it’s maiden Safeguarding & Child Protection day on the 21st of September, 2021.

A total of 300 primary and secondary school children from public and private schools drawn from all the six education districts in Lagos attended the workshop.

The governor’s wife was represented by Mrs Mojisola Fashola, the Director of Administration and Human Resources of the Office of the Lagos State Deputy-Governor’s Office.

“Parents, it is not early to start educating your children on what they need to know about sex. Experts have established that a lot of parents shy away from discussing the topic and at the end of the day, the children go out to learn the wrong things.

“We therefore must keep in touch with the world by properly educating our children on everything that matters,” she said.

Children were engaged on their rights, responsibilities , different forms of child abuse, different steps to take to report abuse, etc.

It was also an opportunity for students to demonstrate what Child protection means to them through various artistic performances- drama, poetry, music etc.

We also launched our animation video – STRAC kids which encapsulates Safeguarding and Child Protection.

Students received various information education and communication materials. It wasn’t indeed a day to remember

We thank our partners, Joint EU Funded Spotlight initiative , UNFPA, Fanmilk and belloxxi Buscuits.

Indeed, children have a role to play in their protection. It is there OFR of utmost importance that they are empowered accordingly.

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