Umuda Isingwu Welfare Union Begins Training Programme For Parents, Teachers At Community Hall

By NewsCritic Reporters

The Umuda Isingwu Welfare Union in patnership with the Critas Foundation Nigeria a non- governmental organisation, have inaugurated a seven weeks intensive training programme on family issues for parents and teachers, with a call on the participants to take the training exercise seriously in the interest of their families. The seminar is taking place at the Umuda Isingwu civic hall and will hold every Tuesday for seven weeks.

In his address at the event, the President General, Umuda Isingwu Welfare Union, Mr Uchendu Oji said the training exercise would be of immense benefits to families who have their children, wards between the age brackets of 9 to 14 years.

Mr Oji who was represented by the Secretary General, Apostle Chuks Alozie said that the training programme would go a long way in addressing issues of abuse of all kinds, child molestation and keeping of bad company among children.

He observed that the upbringing of the girl-child calls for collaborative efforts among stakeholders, while thanking the First Lady of Abia State, Mrs Pricilla Chidinma Otti for her unrelenting efforts in ensuring adequate protection of the Girl Child in the state.

Presenting the overview of the Family Matters programme, a Facilitator Mr Victor Agbo, said that the training program is designed to enhance parental skills to be able to raise children to adulthood safely. Mr Agbo enjoined parents to always provide their children and wards with useful information in their upbringing for a better society.

In an interview, some of the parents and teachers among whom were Mrs Grace Onyedikachi, Elder Roseline Alozie and the Rev Collins Oji, described the training as a source of motivation and commended Umuda Isingwu Welfare Union for thinking it wise to organize such an educative programme in the community.

The first day of the training programme centred on Introduction and steps to understanding your Children.

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