Corporate Social Responsibility of Active Projectile Limited in Partnership with Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) on Thursday the 23rd of March, 2017 launched the Anti-Bullying Campaign with the theme: "NIP IT IN THE BUD", at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos.
In his remarks, the Director General, National Orientation Agency (NOA), represented by the Director, NOA, Lagos State, Mr. Waheed Ishola urge parents, school authorities, councilors and care-givers to take the charge, "Change Begins with Me", seriously because children learn fast from negative attitudes and characters. He noted that the launch is apt as it would re-enforce the values and ethics which the National Orientation Agency (NOA), has been canversing in schools through the introduction of civic education. He promised the Agency's support whenever called upon.
In her opening speech, Director, CSR, Active Projectile Limited, Princess(Mrs.) Adesola Oyinloye-Ndu noted that Nip it in the Bud Campaign is to serve as outreach programme to communities nationwide in various languages. Bullying she said, could be defined as the deliberate and continuous persecution or intimidation of those perceived as weak. As a psychological condition, it can be nipped in the bud by parents, counselors and school authorities as to have a bully free and violence free community.
Speaking on behalf of the Lagos State Deputy Governor, The Director General, Office of Education Quality Assurance, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo noted that the State Government had introduced lots of measures to see that bullying in schools is stopped, like the Child protection Policy and Provision of Child Counselors in schools amongst others.
Highpoint of the event was the presentation of Professional Execellence Certificate to two distinguished individuals – Mr. Taiwo Akinlami and Mrs. Lola Alonge.
The event was attended by Mr. Waheed Ishola,Director NOA, Lagos State representing the DG; Managing Director, Career Anchor Consulting Limited, Barr.(Mrs) Ada Duggan; MD. Child Health Advocacy Initiatives, Mrs. Lola Alonge; MD. Childhood Protection and Prevention Specialist and a Cross section school authourities.