OUR LATEST ACTIVITIES
Project Manager, Rose Edward, along with social worker, Gertruda Swai, led a child protection policy training at the office of EBLI on 23 July 2016. This training, which was attended by approximately sixty secondary school students, sought to educate young people about their laws and rights as citizens, particularly as it concerns issues of sexual abuse and gender based discrimination. All of the attending students are members in a Kijana Chagua Maisha ("Youth Choose Life") student-led club in a Mwanza-area secondary school. During this training, some necessary but difficult topics were discussed, including the issue of rape. Students were able to speak from experience about the matter, and even cited specific examples in which a young woman was raped by one or more men, and reporting it to the police. This child protection policy training makes it clear that such behavior is entirely unacceptable and that all humans have worth, dignity and should be respected.