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Foundation Trains 21 Students On Goal-Setting, Menstrual Hygiene In Calabar

No fewer than 21 Mediatrix Development Foundation (MDF) students ambassadors have been trained and presented with certificates of participation.

The training held at MDF’s Head Office in Calabar, Cross River State, south south Nigeria.

The three days of training for 21 students ambassadors from selected schools within Calabar, Commemorate the International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024.

In addition, the MDF held the training to accelerate progress and innovative inclusion.

Such as informed decision-making through her School-Based Intervention Program.

For instance, they drew participants from Government Girls Secondary School, Big Qua; Government Secondary School, Akai Effa; Government Secondary School, State Housing.

Other schools include Estate Secondary School, Ikot Mbo; Eastern Secondary Commercial School; and West African Peoples Institute (WAPI).

Moreover, the objective of training program for selected MDF School Club Ambassadors increased basic knowledge on their general wellbeing.

For example, the curriculum of training covered areas in Goal-Setting, Decision-Making, Self-Esteem, Negotiation & Refusal Skills.

Other related curriculum include Career Development, Personal and Menstrual Hygiene and School-Related Gender-Based Violence.

Also added in curriculum were Sexual and Reproductive Health, human papillomavirus, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Cultism, Drug & Substance Abuse.

Meanwhile, the Executive Director of MDF, Mr Olamide Onifade who led the training highlighted skills needed to cope with the challenges facing young and adolescent school children.

Onifade said that the subjects will place them on advantage in their life journeys.

“See yourselves as opportune to attend the impactful training,” he said. “The topics not found in your regular school curriculum.”

Furthermore, “the training would nurture in you a sense of empowerment, equipping you with confidence and knowledge as you progress.”

Nevertheless, the students ambassadors made various presentations on the theme, “Investing in Women” and the importance of women in society.

They advocated improve policy on child protection in schools especially for the girl-child.

While observing the training has increased their knowledge, also pledged to transfer the knowledge to other members of their schools and communities.

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