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NGO partners for betterment of Nigerian children

By Geoff Iyatse
16 November 2022   |   3:21 am
A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with interest in infant health and wellbeing, A Mother’s Love Initiative (AMLi), is collaborating to hold a stakeholders’ meeting on hurried child project.

A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with interest in infant health and wellbeing, A Mother’s Love Initiative (AMLi), is collaborating to hold a stakeholders’ meeting on hurried child project.

With the theme, “The Hurried Child Syndrome: Implications for Economic & Social Development,” the event holds tomorrow in Abuja.

The Founder/President, Hanatu Enwemadu, said: “Main objective of the Hurried Child Project (HCP) is to advocate for abolishment of hurrying practices in the formative years among African communities. Starting the campaign from our home country, Nigeria, this syndrome has saturated our homes, workplace and communities in a seemingly unconscious manner, consequently leading to several topical issues facing the Nigerian child, youth and adult in the present day.”

She observed that sequel to successful launch of the project in Lagos in November 2021, “we hope to increase the awareness and level of engagement at the national level to ensure that every home is aware and sensitised on the need to stop the practice of hurrying children through life.”

According to her, the meeting, in particular, is to highlight influences and consequences of hurried child syndrome and associated practices on the economic and social development of Nigeria and Africa at large.

She said the one-day gathering would host key players and enablers from the public and private sectors.

“As it is our common practice, we intend to bring together all national actors and stakeholders from the international community to lend their voice and support in promoting the campaign against hurrying practices that inhibit the healthy development of Nigerian children,” Enwemadu added.