Peace building: 15 graduate from Bauchi institute

The Attah Sisters Helping Hands Foundation (ASHHF) Institute of Peace Building Bauchi has graduated 15 first set of students on peace building and curbing bullying in schools in the state.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony recently, the Proprietor of the Institute, Mrs Comfort Attah said 15 first sets of the students were vigorously taught on curbing bullying in schools and peace building.

She noted It’s a staggering statistic that explained many ways bullying can affect students’ wellbeing, children often suffer from poor performance in school, sleep issues, anxiety, and depression.

“The students doing the bullying they’re at a much higher risk for a whole host of issues that could extend into adulthood, ranging from violent behavior to substance abuse,” she said.

According to her, the main objective of the training is to combat bullying in our schools and communities, noting that bullying is widely referred to as harassment, these acts are so rampant that Nigeria government enacted a law on violence against a person’s prohibition act.

“The students learned much on Teaching kindness and empathy, creating opportunities for connection, stressing that small behaviors can often signal the beginning patterns of bullying

“As well as Using drama, literature, and the visual arts as a vehicle for conversation, educators can help students understand the negative impact of bullying.

Mrs Attah who is also the African representative on Bully and Peace Building in Nigeria explained the projection of the institute is to reach out to the public schools and communities in future.

She added that intervention will reach out to at least 750 pupils. The short-term goal is to train 100 teachers in a year and reach out to 1000 children students.

She however appreciated her mentor, instructor and benefactor, Dr. Jean Webster-Doyle and Dr. Terrance Webster as well congratulated the graduating students.

In her remark, Jean Webster-Doyle congratulated the graduating students and charged them to use this course as a tool to help children live a positive and happy life.

“Bullying is a huge international issue, noting that all over the world children are suffering from bullying and no one wants to be a bully and no one wants to be bullied,

“Certainly no one wants to be a victim. She encouraged the grandaunts to listen to the children that suffer from bullying,listen to how they are being bullied,” she stressed.

Mrs Gambo Yakubu, speaking on behalf of the graduating students, appreciated the management of the institution for imparted such knowledge on them within six months.

She promised to be ambassadors of the institute by contributing their quota in peace building starting from her immediate community.


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