260 Students Now SGBV Peer Educators In Queens And Kings Club In Education District 2 

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency has  concluded a six weeks training for selected students in selected private and public secondary schools of the Lagos State Education District 2, and held an induction ceremony to inaugurate the  students into the Clubs. 

The induction ceremony which took place at the Ojota Junior Secondary School Hall, had in attendance 260 trained students who were drawn from 13 schools. 

The Executive Secretary, Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency, DSVA, Mrs Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi In her welcome address, appreciated the students, Facilitators, Patrons and Matrons, for their attendance, dedication and attention in the past six weeks and also appreciated the Tutor General and Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Anike Adekanye and her team for their dedication, support and commitment in making this a reality.

Vivour-Adeniyi reiterated that the initiative was curated for the students in the quest to end SGBV in schools and these trained students would now go on to be peer educators in their schools as well as their communities .

During the course of the training, facilitators from the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency taught students on a series of topics including Gender Based Violence, Femininity, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Anger Management, Child’s Rights Law, amongst other interesting modules while prominent members of the society such as General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens, Mrs. Adetoun Popoola, Coordinator, Child Protection Network, Lagos Chapter, Mrs. Aderonke Oyelakin, Co-Founder, Center for Women’s Health and Information (CEWHIN), Mrs. Atinuke Odukoya, amongst others served as Mentors and took the session on Grit, Tenacity and Resilience.

 Giving the Charge by Mentors, Mr. Kazeem Olanipekun, encouraged the students to take to heart everything that they had learnt in the course of the six weeks, make the most of it and go on to make themselves, the agency and the Lagos State Government proud.

The event came to a conclusion when students took a pledge of Allegiance and the Affirmation to stay true to their learnings during the six weeks training and also be peer educators. 

Mrs. Adeniyi, the Director, Guidance and Counselling Unit, Education District 2, in her closing remark, appreciating the Lagos State Government and the Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency for their consistency and commitment to curbing the Gender-Based Violence menace in the state.

 The certificate of completion was presented to participants, including students, facilitators, patrons and matrons.

Adejoke Ladenegan-Oginni

Lagos DSVA


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