NGO and beauty take Child Rights message to schools
Dimapur, May 18 (EMN) : Local child-welfare nongovernmental organisation, Childline of Dimapur with Femina Miss India Nagaland Kaheli Chophy in tow visited Vitoyi Memorial School and Government High School of Nito under Nuiland sub division of Dimapur district, spreading the message of Child Rights.A press release from the organisers on Thursday stated that in collaboration with Chophy, Childline conducted an “awareness programme” at the two schools on May 18.
‘The students and teachers in both the schools were briefed about Childline 1098, a toll free 24×7 helpline outreach service for children in need of care and protection and its activities, by Childline counsellor Aligha V Yeptho,’ the press release stated.
The resource person stressed on the topic of child sexual abuse and pointed out the “four personal spaces of a person,” according to the press release.
“Students were also taught on good and bad touch and how they can create a safe and secure environment by also educating their siblings about it. Childline pamphlets (sic) were distributed for further information on Childline,” the note said.
Femina Miss India Nagaland Kaheli Chophy spoke on the importance of education as a part of her Femina Miss India 2017 project ‘beauty with a purpose.’ She interacted with the students and teachers and “as a token of appreciation provided wall clocks and sweets to both the schools,” the press release informed.
The headmasters, Inoka Yeptho and Basoyemyong Chang, of Vitoyi Memorial School and Government High School of Nito, respectively, expressed their gratitude to the nongovernmental organisation and Kaheli Chophy for their visit, the updates informed.