Outreach with the Action Group on Adolescent Health (AGAH ) at St. Gregory’s College,Ikoyi, Lagos
By Mustapha Madehin
The early adolescence years are crucial for a child’s cognitive, emotional and social development.
– Patty Mills
The quote above captures truth, and understanding this, the KB Klub partnered with the Action Group for Adolescent Health in an outreach to Saint Gregory’s College, themed; “Guiding the Boy Child: Impacting a Generation”. This outreach was dedicated to celebrating International Boy’s Day which originally, is celebrated worldwide on May 16th. Coincidentally and in good fate, this outreach happened on a day dedicated to celebrate all children, May 27th, 2022.
We arrived at the school by 11am and we were welcomed into the auditorium where over 400 students (from JSS1-SS2) served as our audience. The outreach started by 12noon with the opening prayers beautifully rendered by a student. This was immediately followed by an introduction of the organizations involved in powering the outreach. The KB KLUB was introduced by the KB Viceroy, Akinwande Foluso and AGAH was introduced by Toni Mofikoya
The sub theme and core of this outreach sought to advocate better practices towards Physical Health, Sexual Health and Adolescent Health. We followed immediately with a story session that descriptively addressed these topics and it was delivered by the KB Protocol, Folly Oluwaremilekun who also doubled as the Master of the Ceremony. A role at which he is quite exceptional.
Next on the agenda was a case based session on sexual health delivered by Pereira Mandela, the ex-President, AGAH. It was a fully interactive session which focused on seeking the understanding of the students on these salient topics and trying to reposition their minds to a better understanding and grasp of this topic.
Following was another case based session on Substance abuse. This session was delivered by KBite Shaniyi. It was an interactive session that excited the students as they displayed their brilliance. Substance Abuse was widely explained to the students and they were advised to be keenly watchful on the Behavioral and Physical changes that accompany illicit substance abuse.
The question and answer session was a very dramatic scenario as we received some of the questions that bothered the students. The questions were deftly answered by the speakers on each topic.
Towards the end of the session, we celebrated the birthday of three students, as well as our EdItor-in-Chief, KBite Madehin Mustapha. It was a beautiful scenario where the students sang the famous “Happy Birthday” song to them. An old boy of the college, in person of our amiable KBrite, Eze Esomchukwu, gave a heartwarming appreciation speech which was sure to keep the students motivated on the essence of education and the need to strive for academic and all-round excellence. Coordinated by a staff of the school, the outreach rounded off with a photo session including KBites and members from AGAH, with the students writing qualifying exams and some members of staff. It was another good and exceptional event by the KB KLUB and another good day to remember what it means to be called a KBite.
– KB Editor (Mustapha Madehin)