Lagos First Lady Holds Inaugural Workshop For Boys
Lagos State First Lady, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has organized an inaugural residential workshop for about 160 boys selected from secondary schools, special correctional centres, and orphanage homes across the state, saying it was time to pay attention to the issues affecting the boy-child.
The workshop, with the theme: “The 21st Century Boy Child: Creating a Vision for Transformation,” was an essential component of the novel Boy-Child Initiative of the Office of the Lagos First Lady designed to bring issues affecting boys to the front burner and proffer workable solutions.
She said the objectives of the initiative were to raise awareness on the rights and welfare of the boy child, promote educational opportunities to male children, especially the indigent, facilitate the rehabilitation of the vulnerable boy child through referrals, and build a new generation of transformed male children who will contribute positively to the society.
“The idea is that we want to catch our boys young and make them be part of the solutions and not add to the challenges confronting our nation.
“Also, by the nature and perception of the Boy Child as being strong and resilient, it has been observed that society tends to pay little or no attention to issues affecting male children.”