Capacity Building for Schools for the Physically and Mentally Challenged

Members of the Networking Forum on October 9 – 10, 2007 embarked on the training of teachers of Atunda Olu School compound. The training aimed at sensitizing teachers on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues with a view to imparting same on their students.

Various presentations were made by forum member NGOs including Action Health Incorporated, Development Communications Network (DEVCOMS), Inter Africa Committee -Nigeria (IAC) and Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN).

While AHI made a presentation on the effects of rape, actions to be taken after rape, and how to improve self-esteem; SWAAN, PPFN, IAC, CLP, DEVCOMS made a series of presentations on HIV/VCT, child abuse, cultural practices that affect SRHR, early sex and its consequences, communication skills, as well as reproductive human rights.

The 2-day programme had fourteen (14) teachers and the Vice Principal of Atunda Olu School, Mrs. Michael in attendance.

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