By Richard Anyebe
Apparently worried about the dangers they face in the society, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Abuja, Ele-Ojone Foundation is set to reach out to teenage girls in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The reach out which is expected to hold on the 7th of March at Las Vegas hall, Gishiri, Abuja will feature Hygiene talk, Girl Child Right, Music and distribution of sanitary pads to the girls aged between 10 to 18.
Titled TIME OUT WITH THE GIRL CHILD by Convener, Gift Emmanuel, the theme of the programme is RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION MOTHERS.
The reach out is in view of the reported frightening high rate of sexually transmitted infections, lesbianism, drugs and substance abuse among teenage girls.
This is not the first time the foundation would be embacking on such interventions. It visited a couple of schools around the FCT and other parts of the country with such interventions in 2019.
“@Ele-ojone Foundation, the well-being of the teenage girl child is our priority. we sensitize them on infection, it’s dangers how to control it and how to disinfect.we give them indebt knowledge on personal hygiene,” the NGO said of itself.
“We also sensitize them on the girl child rights.
“Ignorance of infection and how to disinfect at an early stage has made some women childless today. Ignorance of the girl child Act has subjected many teens girlchild to perpetual molestation, oppression and humiliation. Let’s save them young!
“In 2019, we were able to reach out to One thousands (1000) souls (Teenage girls), that was massive and a mind blowing achievement.
“We won’t have gone this far without the support of some individuals. Our target this year is to reach out to ten thousands teen girls across the nations.
“We are calling on the support of all well meaning individuals, Cooperate bodies and government. We can only do but little without you,” the NGO said.