By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna
A non governmental organization, Alheri Center for Women and Child Care Development (ACWCCD), on Friday trained the women of Kauna Village Savings and Loans Association and Saint Justina Women Group, Mayo Dasa on child care and development.
This is just as the organization distributed materials worth thousands of naira to the women.
Both the sensitization and the distribution took place in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
In her speech, the Director of the NGO, Eglah Ibrahim urged the women to always monitor their children against possible molestation by evil minded people, particularly the girls children whom she described as the most vulnerable.
She said, the training became imperative looking at the increasing level of rape cases and abduction of young people for rituals in the country.
“Parents should be careful who they leave their children with, always monitor them. I want to say it clearly that family and close relations should not be taken for granted. In terms of the girl child, if they are raped, they are traumatized.
“The testing and treatment of malaria as well as distribution of mosquito nets to both pregnant and nursing mothers is what we intend to do periodically. I urge you to make good use of the items”, Ibrahim said.
In a vote of thanks, Miriam Dame, leader of Kauna village savings and loans association appreciated the organization for the kind gesture, stressing that they will take the massege to their respective villages.