LOCAL AFRICAN REALITY

LOCAL AFRICAN REALITY

#Globaldaylive

Breaking

Author launches foundation for sexually-abused children

To protect children from sexual abuse and to attend to those already abused, a non-governmental organisation, Smile and Shine Children’s Foundation will be unveiled on November 14.
 

The founder, Dr. Nimi Ekere, said the foundation was borne out of her desire to end child sexual abuse, having seen children become medically and psychologically traumatised, with some victims committing suicide.
 
Ekere, a consultant family physician, noted that the foundation would prevent child abuse and ensure that help comes for victims.

 
According to her, the foundation would ensure that victims of sexual abuse are reintegrated into the society to become healthy adults, whose future are not truncated by the horrific effects of abuse.

“I have seen parents lose the love of their children due to the fallouts of child sexual abuse (CSA); I have also seen people condemn victims or survivors rather than give them the help they deserve and condemn the perpetrators, who still walk on the streets like heroes,” Ekere lamented.
 
She disclosed that the launch, titled, “Combating the rising scourge of child sexual abuse would be attended by the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo; Managing Director, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe; former Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Adol-Peterside; and Pastor Ituah Ighodalo among others.
 
Four books written by Ekere on CSA, including Some Parts Are Special (for children aged between two and seven years); Setting Boundaries (for older children and pre-teens); Sparkles at Dawn (for teenagers and young adults); and Into The Light (for parents and guardians), would be launched at the event. Theguardianng

No comments:

Disclaimer
Most News articles reported on LOCAL AFRICAN REALITY are a reflection of what is published in the media. LOCAL AFRICAN REALITY is not in a position to verify the accuracy of daily news articles, however, we ensure that only news articles from credible sources are reflected in this service. Independent opinions which are mailed to us may also be published from time to time at our discretion, however the sources for these independent articles will be clearly stated.


Share your story with us: SMS: +23409067561649, Whatsapp: +2349067561649, Email: localafricanreality@gmail.com or qubesentertainmentmagazine@yahoo.com
Receive Alerts on: Whatsapp: +2349067561649, Twitter: @localafricanr