Grace Springs Rehabilitation Center, Local Governments And UNICEF Collaborate on Child Safety
Speaking with stakeholders in Oshodi and Mushin Local Governments on Diversion Community Rehabilitation Programme, at the Fountain Life Church, Ilupeju, Lagos, recently, the Executive Director, Grace Springs Rehabilitation Home, an (NGO), Mrs Omolara Olawoyin, said children were vulnerable and that many of the offenses they commit were mostly caused by the neglect of parents and society.
After rehabilitating them through research on the root cause of the offense, counselling and design training programmes are set up for them, according to their needs and they are re-integrated into the society after graduating the centre, she added.
She encouraged the stakeholders present, including Advocates for Children and Vulnerable Persons, the Media, Local government counsellors and para-military officers from Neighbourhood Watch and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to be the watchdog in their communities as they take the information to their various communities on the importance of the diversion where children in conflict with the law are rehabilitated and reintegrated into society.
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