Lagos Wants More Attention On Boy Child

by Mercy Ulasi

On Tuesday, the Lagos State Government issued a call for greater focus on the boy child through its Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency.

The request to observe the “International Day of the Boy Child” in some state schools came from the Executive Secretary of the DSVA, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi.
The celebration was held at Agidingbi Grammar School (Junior and Senior); Ojodu Junior High School; and Babs Fafunwa Memorial Senior Secondary School and was organized by the agency’s Kings Club Initiative.

Ikeja Junior College, Bolade Junior Grammar School, Unity Junior High School, Immaculate Senior High School, and Mende Junior/Senior High School are additional educational institutions.

The representatives of the agency were at the schools to speak with the students about mental health issues.

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Vivour-Adeniyi, who was represented by the Head of Community Engagement, Mr Damilare Adewusi, said that there was a need to create awareness to draw more attention to the boy child.

According to her, there is a need to focus on their well-being, and their need to feel happy, healthy, and valued within the family and the community.
]1This year’s May 16 ”International Day of the Boy Child” has the theme: ”Boys Cry Too”

Vivour-Adeniyi said Boy Child Day was founded in 2018 by Dr Jerome Teelucksingh, a university lecturer from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago,

”In a letter to government leaders and NGOs, Teelucksingh said that in the media, there are regular incidents in which young, misguided boys and teenagers are involved in crime and violence.

”If a boy child is neglected or fed a diet of hate and violence, it is obvious he will develop into a teenager who is misguided and confused.

“There is an urgent need to focus on the home and school to save the boy child,” she said.

Vivour-Adeniyi said it was important that parents, guardians and teachers in various communities and schools equipped the boy child accordingly, as this would have a greater impact on them in the nearest future.




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