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Foundation mentors, educates students on sexual abuse, drug abuse

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As part of an effort aimed at improving the nation’s education sector, the Daniel Ogechi Akujobi Memorial (DOAM) Foundation recently held a one-day free mentorship programme for students of Ajara Comprehensive Junior Secondary School, Badagry.

The foundation’s Senior Programme Officer, Adaeze Anyanna, said the programme was organised to educate children on sexual abuse and the dangers of drug abuse. It was also to serve as an intervention programme for secondary schools due to the alarming increase in sexual abuse and usage of illicit drug substance by minors in society.

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Adaeze added that the mentorship programme was part of the foundation’s objectives to reduce sexual misconducts against minors in the society noting that there is a need for continued education for children, and youths on how to prevent and protect themselves against such victimizations.

She stated that the basic need of children is a priority and that the country must do everything to secure their right to be protected.

Also, the foundation’s Programme Officer (Education), Fatima Akinsode, stated that it was very important to educate prospective leaders to not only become responsible citizens but to consciously imbibe the right cultures and morals, which would go a long way in producing the right type of leaders that the society needs.

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The Education District Officer V (Guidance and Counselor), Mrs. Ekundayo, appreciated the foundation for bringing the programme to Badagry, irrespective of location barriers, coupled with the high rate of insecurity in the country.

Also, the School Principal, Mr. Shobo L. A. expressed appreciation to the organisation and wished DOAMF and partners more of God’s blessings.

Other highlights of the programme include the presentation of gifts to the overall best academics performing students, for each class so as to encourage them to continually excel academically. Gift items included DOAMF backpacks, water bottles, notebooks, and food flasks.

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The programme was jointly sponsored by Niger Biscuits Com. Ltd, Beloxxi Industries Ltd, Pentagon Plastics Industries and Sacvin Nig. Ltd.

DOAM Foundation is a charitable, humanitarian, and not-for-profit organisation established in 2007, in memory of Master Daniel Ogechi Akujobi (1992-2005) who died from injuries he sustained in a road traffic accident on his way back to school along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, Ogun State. He was the only son of his parents.

The Foundation is primarily dedicated to the enhancement of the education and healthcare of less-privileged children and youths in society.

The body has offered a scholarship to children and has donated libraries eight and nine sick bays to schools across Nigeria, including other life-saving programmes such as skill acquisition for less privileged women, de-worming of children, mentorship, educational, nutritional and psycho-social support. So far, 85,000 lives have so far been touched by its programmes.

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