We are grateful to God for the success of the sensitization held at Immanuel College, U. I Led by Mr Oladele Dare, Mr Odimayo O. Joseph and Miss Amaka. We started at about 8.37 a.m and were given a warm reception by the school as we had about an hour to interact and educate the students. We spoke about our vision, the theme, causes of child and adolescents sexual abuse, the way out and measures to prevent future occurrences.
It was both an interesting and interactive session as the students were also receptive. Mr Dare delivered a worthwhile lecture and Mis Amaka was on ground to share her experience with the students which in turn gave more life to the sensitization as a whole. After the session, the students were allowed to ask questions and they didn’t dissapoint as some of them through writing on sheets of paper raised issues of utmost concern about the subject matter, which requires quick responses and actions. Some also cited some true life situations as they were eager to find solutions to their heart-beating questions. Some of those questions are given below 👇👇👇👇
1. What should I do if nobody seems to believe me or listen to me when I am sexually abused?
2. What’s non-physical contact?
3. What can cause sexual abuse?
4. If I have been sexually abused before, what should I do?
5. A friend of mine has an elder sister who has been sexually abused and she’s thinking of going into full-time prostitution and we don’t want that to happens, what can we do to change her mind?
Miss Amaka and Mr Dare did justice to their various questions appropriately and accordingly.
We ended the sensitization program with a photograph session with some members of the staff and we, at the end of the day were able to sensitize over a hundred and twenty-five students (125). The Contacts of the team members were rolled out to the students for further inquiries and one-one interactions.