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BEAUTY OF WOMEN NETWORKING AND THE MEDIA

My daughter who is a charity worker in Europe linked me to Pulse Wire after I told her that my dream is to publicize my club’s project to all women and girls in the world and to also write about IT literacy.

Today, my work for the day is not complete if I have not read the news and information on World Pulse website. Assessing the site has thought me how to develop a project manual or toolkit, which I have passed on to my club members and we have designed the toolkit for our Child Sex Abuse project.

In 2003, i joined an NGO known as Business and Professional Women (BPW) Nigeria-Lagos club, within one year I became the Secretary of the Club and acted in this capacity for about three years and then became the President of BPW-Lagos Club in October, 2011. BPW- Lagos Club is a state club of BPW- Nigeria (bpwnigeria.org) an affiliate of BPW –International (bpw-international.org.)

I got to know about BPW on the Television, when one of the BPW Nigeria Workshop was advertised. The Workshop was on Women Empowerment and sponsored by Fiendish Newman, an International Organization. At this workshop I met a lot of older and younger women and these women are still my friends today.
Today, I have many friends at every corner of my country that I met during our Conferences in Nigeria. My attendance of BPW International Conferences in Ghana, Benin, New-York, Switzerland and Helsinki has also enhanced my friendship with people of other Nations.

My engagement in networking with BPW women has made me to be confident and I have learnt how to react to issues and make constructive thought followed by actions in my daily responsibilities as well as on national duties.

Project Objectives :
Teaching Sex Education early to Primary and Secondary school students to reduce the incidence of child sexual abuse in the community. There has been an observed increase in the sexual molestation of young children especially the girl child by people who are primarily relatives (uncles, cousins, etc.) and care givers (drivers, houseboys, gatemen, stewards, etc.). These are people either put in the home or employed by the parents of these girls and thus these girls are supposed to trust them. These people take advantage of this trust and molest these girls thereby causing untold damage to them physically, mentally and emotionally not to mention the attendant health risks. This programme is to equip the participants with the necessary skills to reject and expose such inordinate advances without fear of victimization. They will also be taught to boldly seek help should they ever fall victim of such evil. The participants will also be taught how to educate their peers on the same topic.

We have started the Child Sex Abuse Project with two secondary schools in Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos, Nigeria and before the programme ended some Principals from other schools want us to repeat the programme in their schools. We hope do the same in the remaining LGA in Lagos State before the year runs out .

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vivian's picture

More grease to your elbow

More grease to your elbow madam, you are really doing a nice work and i will really love to be part of your work. Welcome to World Pulse.

Vivian

''Every woman have a story at every stage of Life''

sunbo55's picture

Thank you

Thank you Vivian . Have you read the procedural manual of this project in the information sharing section. Please review it and let me know your view and interest.

Sunbo

marieb76's picture

knowledge is power!

By empowering girls at a young age you are empowering the women of the future! What an amazing organization to be part of.. Good luck with all of your future endeavors. The girls of Nigeria are most lucky to have you on their side!

Bryne Atkinson

sunbo55's picture

Thank you

Thank you Bryne.

cmphung's picture

Thank you

I applaud you for your work. You are truly a hero and I think that you are bringing this important issue to the world.

Good luck with your work.

Charlene

Charlene Phung MPH

sunbo55's picture

Thank you

Thank you Charlene

dbunton's picture

Hello Sunbo, Ok, I feel as

Hello Sunbo,

Ok, I feel as if I just took a large leap closer to "being informed".Thanks! When I first joined WP (looking for stories of women around the world), I was certain I would learn "something". What I was not sure of, was whether or not I would be so enlightened to the point that I would be inspired beyond my imaginable expectations. What i mean is, my imagination that women in far parts of the world, where the news only reports atrocities, and stories that dissuade others to give a care about what is going on, were "active agents for change in places like Europe, and Nigeria. I think you know where I can go with this.

When I read stories of strong women like yourself, who manage NGO's and humanitarian organizations that are "making moves", I am giving more than information. It's like a dose of motivation. A boost of encouragement. A part of me wants to "run back and tell others!". In which I actually do :) Stories like yours, and all VOF, and WP members, should be shared with the world. This is why we are here!

Thank you!

Darren Bunton

sunbo55's picture

Stories

Thank you Darren. World Pulse is realy giving women a medium to talk about ourselves without holding back.

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