BY SUNNY A. DAVID
A Non-Governmental Organization, Save Young Girls Motherhood Foundation is championing a novel campaign to rescue young girls who are into commercial sex business.
In the hinterlands of Onitsha and subordinate towns, as well as other areas in Anambra State, the organization has taken up a self-sponsored initiative, moving from one brothel to the other, giving the young girls a reason to quit the odd job.
It says it is determined to see the girls turn a new leaf, get engaged with something meaningful, and become better for themselves, their families and the larger society.
According to the founder of the organization, Reverend Sister Dorathy Okoli, the idea is to help young girls who have shown legitimate willingness to leave their current work engaged with something productive; to remould their ideologies and help them reintegrate into the better society.
She said that the NGO, which was founded in September, 2021, also supports the girls through skill acquisition and other starter models to keep their hands and mind occupied with legitimate means of survival.
She however noted that the organization is faced with both financial and logistical difficulties in taking up rehabilitation and support for all the girls who want to leave the work, and appealed to government and concerned stakeholders to build a rehab home, where this group of people can be reformed.
Some of the girls who spoke our correspondent under anonymity, explained why they went into the work, mostly as a result of financial difficulties, and said that they were open to quiting the job if the right help comes their way.
They said that they were willing to work with the NGO, and close the present chapter of their lives.
Reverend Sister Dorathy Okoli can be reach via: 08032264250