The Department of Social Welfare and Community Development on the 19th of May, 2023 embarked on Child Protection sensitization at Abetifi Victory Christian Academy (AVICA) Preparatory School to sensitize students on Child Protection Issues. The Department demonstrated an activity called Spoon Full of Life. The purpose of this activity is to help girls and boys to reflect on how to stay focused on their goals, dreams and aspirations in spite of many distractions that they face everyday. How to shape their personal and professional ambitions, build their strategic thinking skills, develop their leadership potentials as well as create space to developing self-esteem, self-confidence, assertiveness, goals setting and positive aspirations for their lives. This was demonstrated at the upper primary level including the Junior High students.
However, the lower primary pupils were engaged with an activity called ‘Boys and Girls Roles Analysis. We highlighted on how gender roles and norms can change with time and from culture to culture. Therefore, change towards more equitable roles and opportunities distribution for girls, boys, men and women is possible starting from our own families and communities.