Organisations move against bullying in schools
Consistent with its vision of building communities, Mixta Africa, a real estate company, with operations and projects in about eight African countries, has partnered with Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN), a non-profit organisation, to fight bullying and bystanding among students.
A webinar on the vices, tagged: “Be Kind,” featured over 450 pupils from secondary schools in Lagos and Abuja, with the event streamed on Channels TV and Facebook.
The company declared that there “is need to recreate the age-long communal living as one of the ways to address the rising incidents of bullying and bystanding.”
Its Lead, Marketing and Communications, Onome Umukoro, said bullying – an act of intentionally causing harm or inflicting physical, verbal and social exclusion suffering on someone – has become a major problem with serious consequences for students’ lives and society.
On her firm’s involvement in the campaign, she x-rayed the destructive consequences of the act on young people.
Others who spoke at the occasion included Executive Director, Junior Achievers Nigeria, Mrs. Folusho Gbadamosi; marketing communications consultant and leadership coach, Mrs. Ginikanwa Frank-Durugbor and sound character coach, David Adegboyega.