Friday, November 29, 2013

Situation Of The Girl Child In Rural Areas.

#RuralWorldInDevelopingNations

Did you know that Girls in rural communities are faced with array of challenges?

Girls in rural communities do not have access to quality education?

Girls in rural communities are at greater risk of abuse and violence?

Girls in rural communities are less motivated to stay in school...they seldom project beyond their immediate environment!

Girls in rural communities have lesser access to technology! Hence, access to information is limited.

Girls in rural communities drop out of school due to lack of funding, unhealthy cultural practices and religious belief, early pregnancy, early marriage etc.

Please, join us tomorrow as our Guest, Volunteer Mentor...and let's Talk about Young People in Rural Communities...and How we could be of HELP.

Date: Saturday, 30th November.

Time: 11:00am

Venue: Community Hall, Meiran.

For Inquires, Call +234(0)8034093287. PIN: 2AF1A988.


#‎Project25: Mentoring Girls in Rural Communities, Raising Transformational Women Leaders.!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 30th, 2013 -Mentoring Orientation Programme!



It's less than Four Days to The 2013 Mentoring Orientation Programme for High School Girls in Rural Communities, and we are SO excited about it! Huge thanks to our friends and Mentors!

November 30th, 2013 -Mentor/Mentee/Parent's Mentoring Orientation Programme! Together, we can make a huge impact...."Mentor A Child...Touch A Life".



Thursday, November 21, 2013

Next Project...

It is our next and final project for the year 2013....and, we are excited!!! Huge shout out to terrific individuals and youth volunteer mentors. November 30th is the deal date for the Mentoring Orientation Programme....See You There!!!

For Parnership, Donations Or Further Inquiries, Please do not hesitate to Call Tosin on 0 8 0 3 4 0 9 3 2 8 7  or send us a mail (rsnnigeria @ gmail.com). Thank you. :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

StreetKid: Adequate Intervention


Please meet with our newest friend and street kid..Coincidentally, we met with him on the Day we talked about Street Children. Adequate plans are ongoing to rehabilitate him and his mum. Thank you, friends!

#19DaysActivism Campaign for the prevention of Abuse and Violence Against Children and Youth. 


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Theme 17th: #WWSF 19 Days Campaign..


Theme 17 of the WWSF 19Days Campaign Theme is about the Dangers of ICTs.

ICT: Information and communication technology refers to the use & transmission of information. ICT encompasses computers, the internet, mobile phones, television, radio, satellite systems, etc.

#FACTS:
•There has been a significant increase in the solicitation of children for sexual purposes through the Internet. 60% adolescents have received messages from strangers, ..

•Chat rooms have become one of the main means of luring minors into participating in pornographic films, having sexual relations and even abduction (idem)

Televisions, Movies & Advertising
• It is estimated that only 10% of children's television viewing time is spent watching children's television, the other 90% is spent watching programs designed for adults.

•By the time a child is 18 years old, he or she will view (with average viewing time) 200,000 acts of violence, including 40,000 murders on television.

Video Games
•High levels of violent game exposure have been linked to delinquency, fighting at school and during free time, and violent criminal behaviour

RSN Activities Featured in "I.H.S" Magazine


We got covered!

Please, grab a copy of this magazine (In His Steps) to read more about Resource Sharing Network (RSN) activities and lot more..({}) :*
#ItsAllAboutYoungPeople! #BeTheChange #TogetherWeCan :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Malnutrition: The 16th Theme of the 19DaysActivism Campaign!

Theme 16 of the Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) 19Days Activism Campaign for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth is about Malnutrition/Undernutrition

Malnutrition is defined as a state in which the physical function of an individual is impaired to the point where he or she can no longer maintain natural bodily capacities such as growth, pregnancy, lactation, learning ability, physical work and resisting and recovering from disease.

Undernourishment describes the status of people whose food intake does not include sufficient calories (energy) to meet minimum physiological needs.

#‎FACTS
•1 in 4 of the world's children show stunted growth. In developing countries this figure is as high as one in three. (SaveTheChildren, 2012)

•80% of stunted children live in just 20 Countries (idem)

•Malnutrition is an underlying cause of death of 2.6 million children each year. (Idem)

•300 million children in poverty in the world today either do not attend school or do not receive a meal during school day. Most of these children ate female. (WFP)

•Economists estimate that every child whose physical and mental development is stunted by hunger and malnutrition stands to lose 5 to 10% in lifetime earnings. (Idem)
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Friday, November 15, 2013

More About Street Children..

In this part of the world, where not every persons that is mentally challenged has a safe home in the psychiatry hospitals.

There are times when we meet such people in the market places and road sides, street-walking, Street-sleeping. and without any hope of getting appropriate treatment in the hospitals.

This week, we did come across a young boy who sleeps on the street with his momma. His name is Hope and he really would love to go to school, but momma doesn't understand why and wouldn't want us to interfere  "No one is going to take my boy away" she says!

This scenario brings to mind a bugging question, How do children living with mentally challenged mums, survive?

Attached is the photograph of Hope..

PS: There are interesting up, as we have made some more visit to Hope and his mum on the street...watch this space for update!!!

Addiction and Substance Abuse

15th Theme of the 19 Days Activism Campaign is about Addiction and Substance Abuse. |Organisation of the Campaign: Women's World Summit Foundation |WWSF|

Addiction is the repeated use of a psychoactive substance or substances, to the extent that the user (referred to as an addict) is periodically or chronically intoxicated.... shows a compulsion to take the preferred substance(s), ....has great difficulty in voluntarily ceasing or modifying substance use,....and exhibits determination to obtain psychoactive substances by almost any means.

Psychotropic are substances which affect the mind or mental processes. Strictly speaking psychotropic drug is any chemical agent whose primary or significant effects are on the Central Nervous System.

#FACTS
•Each year, 320,000 young people between the age of 15 and 29 die from alcohol-related causes..(WHO)
•Atleast 15.3 million persons have disorders related to drug use. (Idem)
•In the United States, between 2000 to 2009, the number of newborns affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome (or neonatal withdrawal syndrome) rose from 1 in 1,000 babies to over 3 in 1,000. According to researchers, an estimated 13,000 were affected in 2009. (HuffingtonPost).

#Why Do People Still Take Psychotropic drugs when the effects are demeaning and destructive...and, How Could They Be Helped? :)
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

One Voice for...SUPPORT!

This morning we had a session with some High School students to discuss on our collective responsibilities to ensuring prevention of abuse and violence against children. It was an exciting time to meet with school officials and students for a 45minutes talk show on the 19Campaign Themes. At the close of session, we had more that 60% of their questions(written) centred on sexual abuse and how to prevent it. It's pretty glaring that young people, especially those in rural communities are daily faced with these issues..#Bullying #SexualAbuse #AbuseOfSubstance #ChildLabour.

More photographs shall be shared, soon. :) Thank you for reading..Please, Share our page with your friends...so we could reach more people with this message.

Our Petition, Our Responsibility towards a New Culture void of Abuse and Violence against Children and Youth.

Street Children


|#WWSF #19DaysActivism For Prevention on Abuse and Violence Against Children and Youth|


Today, we shall be looking at the 13th theme of the 19DaysActivism for Campaign. And, this is about STREET Children (SC).

According to UNICEF, Street Children can be - Children living on the street, who sleep in public places, without their families. -Children who work on the streets during the day and return to their family home to sleep -Street Family Children, who live with their family on the street.


#FACTS
•SC are difficult to count. However, there is an estimated 100million street children in the world.

•Engaging in petty crime is very common amongst SC & often becomes necessary for them to survive.

•Approximately 30% of SC are girls, they are extremely vulnerable to abuse and violence, such as propositions from police, who ask for sexual favours in exchange for their release, or hazing initiations by or servitude for older street boys, in which physical and sexual abuse have been reported

•Due to their living conditions, bad diet, drug abuse etc., Street Children have very poor health. Most of them suffer malnutrition, STDs, Tuberculosis, Cholera, Oral problems, unplanned pregnancies, psychiatric disorder, etc. Yet, most street children tend not to trust the health services in their countries, and rarely perceive their poor health as a problem.

As an organisation, Street Children have been our target group as we move from one rural community to the other, looking out for out-of-school kids. It has been an exciting exercise registering kids back to School, especially Private Schools. Attached herewith is the photograph of the first Street Family we supported, and they are still beneficiaries...

Our huge gratitude to every Child Sponsor. Thank You for your support. Together, we have been creating a new culture of Child's Safety. Together, we can do more... OneChildOneSponsor! :) #GodBlessYou.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Project25: We Need Mentors..

Project25: Call for Girl Mentors

Have you always aspire to mentor a child, a girl?

Here is an opportunity for you, as the Resource Sharing Network and Street to School Initiative is inviting vibrant, young female professionals and matured female adults to volunteer as Mentors in the 2013 Youth Mentorship Scheme for High School Girls.

Here is an opportunity for you to:

-Positively impact and be a model of change

-Participate in inspirational TalkShows for High School Girls, especially those who are in rural communities

-Be a part of a robust network of female professionals

-Participate in an educational tour with Mentees to some Consulate General in Lagos State.

Commitment: Mentors are expected to:

• Be in touch with their Mentees at least 3hours every week. Communication could be either physical visitation, phone calls, (e-mentoring). Communication is key!
• Send a monthly report/update to the Mentoring Scheme Management Team (MSMT) via rsnnigeria@gmail.com
• Attend Mentoring Orientation Programme and Close Out Dinner which would take place on November 30th, 2013 and March 29th 2014 respectively.

For participation, Please, send a mail to rsnnigeria@gmail.com or visit www.rsnnigeira.blogspot.com

"Mentor a Child…Touch a Life" "Together, We Can!"
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Saturday, November 9, 2013

19 Days Activism...We Want A Better World.



The 19DaysOfActivism which began on the 1st of November would end on the 19th of November, 2013. It is our collective responsibility to nurture a Community, A Society, A Nation and A better World void of abuse and violence against young people. 


In collaboration with the Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) Geneva, we shall be updating our Facebook Status update with information concerning this issue. Also, We would be visiting Schools, Creating Awareness, Having Seminars with Students and School Officials. Let's Keep A Safe World, Together, We Can!

On November 1st, The Theme was about: Children Involved in Armed Conflict. To date, an estimated 300,000 children are being recruited and used by diversed armed forces/groups in over 30Countries.. #SayNo .

On the 2nd of November, It was about •Child Sexual Abuse. Available data suggest that 1 in 5 children are victims of some form of sexual violence.

On 3rd November, It was about •Bullying. Bullying is repeated hostile behaviour by one or more children, which intended to harm other children. It may be physical violence, taunting, ridiculing, threats or intimidation. The internet & Mobile phones, provide a new form of bullying (cyber-bullying).

On 4th November, It was about •Child Neglect. Did you know that 30% of abused and neglected children will later abuse their own children, continuing the horrible cycle of abuse.

On 5th of November, It was about •Child Labour. Not all work done by children should be classified as Child Labour. The term child labour is often defined as work that deprieves children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, which is harmful to their physical and mental development!

On 6th of November, It was about •Corporal Punishment (Physical Punishment).

On 7th of November, It was about •Sale of Children. A child can be sold for multiple reasons: sexual exploitation, modern slavery, organ trafficking, illegal adoption, etc. #SayNo

On 8th of November it was about Child Pornography...Over 50% of all countries have no laws addressing child pornography!

 Today, is 9th Of November and the theme is Child Prostitution! It is estimated that atleast 1.8millions children are sexually exploited through prostitution. Poverty is a factor heightening this risk. #SayNo


Advocating the end of violence against children...

Why Volunteers Are Not Paid.

"Volunteers are not paid, 

not because they are Worthless, 

but because they are 

PRICELESS" -VSO


No Amount is truly gonna be enough. #GodBless'em.

Friday, November 8, 2013

A Visitation to an High School in Ogun State

On the 7th of November, 2013 we made a visitation to a private high school in Ogun State, Nigeria. And it was fun, spending time with young people talking about issues that matter.."WHO AM I"?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Prevention of Abuse & Violence Against Children & Youth

|1-19 November | Prevention of Abuse & Violence Against Children & Youth| Call to Action | Call to Say NO | SpreadTheWord | @WWSFoundation |


Say NO to Child:
•Children Involved in Armed Conflict
•Sexual Abuse
•Bullying
•Neglect
•Child Labour
•Corporate Punishment
•Sale of Children
•Child Prostitution
•Child Trafficking
•Harmful Traditional Practices
•Street Children
•Discrimation Based on Health Conditions
•Addiction and Substance Abuse
•Malnutrition
•Danger of ICTs
•Abduction
•Juveline Death Penalty

#‎Promote , #‎Mobilize and #‎Educate for the creation of a new culture, a culture of prevention of abuse and violence against children and youth... #TakeAction #SpreadTheWord.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Even Mama Needed A Push..:) #Education!

The first day we met "MamaB" was in January, 2012 & she had NONE of her 4 children in school. They were aged..2 to 16years! Purely Out-of-School Children in Lagos..:) Eventually, God helped us, and through RSN Education Sponsorship Scheme (ESS) we were able to send ONE child to a Good Private School. Yep! -The second child, aged 10. At present he is in Primary2...

This week, It is pretty impressive to learn that mamaB, has taken bolder step to enrolling two other children in school...working so tiredlessly as a HouseCleaner and single mama to make things happen for her kids.

Everyone need a push.. Let's "push" some more people, today..through our act of kindness, prayers, time and resource shared, smile etc. Let's Keep Pushing, Friends. Huge regards to our friends and mentors..x

#PUSHMonday.
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