By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau.
Save the Children International (SCI) has through its Reaching and Empowering Adolescents to Make Informed Choices for Their Health (REACH) project, trained a total of 1,750 boys and girls on how to claim their rights to sexual and reproductive health in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State.
This was disclosed by the Community Engagement and Advocacy Coordinator of the project in the state, Hajiya Fatima Musa at an event to mark the 2019 International Day for Girls Child organised by the SCI in Kaura-Namoda local government area of the state.
“We graduated 1, 750 in two batches, we are engaging 1,450 who are to be graduated in November this year”, She said.
Hajia Fatima Musa said the SCI is working in 11 wards of the Kaura-Namoda local government area and also funding one of the CSOs in the state, Voluntary Aid Initiative to train boys and girls on reproductive health, rights and life skills.
“We established 58 Safe Spaces Centers across the 11 wards of the LGA, in each of the center we have 25 Boys and Girls, Married and Unmarried between the ages 10 to 19 years”, she said.
In his remarks, the Emir of Kaura-Namoda, Alhaji Ahmad Asha represented by the Sarkin Sudan, Dr Nasir commended the foresight of the SCI.
The Vice Chairman, Kaura-Namoda local government council, Alhaji Bala Maguru assured that the local council will continue to support and work with the SCI in achieving its goals in the state.
Highlights of the events includes the election and inauguration of the local government Youth Parliament and also quiz competition for the youths who participated in the International Day for the Girl Child.
The REACH project is being implemented in Talata Mafara and Kaura-Namoda local government areas of Zamfara state, the project is also being implemented by SCI in Katsina and Gombe states.