WELCOME NOTE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Welcome to the official website of Teenage Girl Child Support and Development Initiative (TGCSDI). TGCSDI is a Non- Governmental Organization that is passionate about and committed to improving the status of the teenage girl child. Our mission is to improve the status of the teenage girl child through various educative, informative and enlightenment programmes with the aim to understand their challenges and proffer possible solutions.
Having carefully observed our society, we realized that:
The challenges of the teenage girls include:
TEENAGE PREGNANCY "THE UGLY MONSTER"
Teenage pregnancy can simply be described as a situation where a girl child between the ages 13-19 becomes pregnant. Over time, it has become a known fact that most young girls (over 47%) get sexually active before their 18th birthday. Majority of these girls have had unplanned pregnancy at one point or the other. Over 72% of these pregnancies end up being aborted. Only less than 20% of abortions are done medically (pills or surgery) rather the teen may devise other crude alternatives... Download Full Document
WHY WE SHOULD DISCOURAGE UNDER-AGED SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP AND UNDER-AGED MARRIAGE
It is no longer news that many of our girls now engage in sexual relationships and in some cases get married as young as 11. Asides the emotional and psychological challenges involved and the consequences thereafter, there may also be some medical challenges and consequences involved as a result of under aged pregnancy. One of such is OBSETRIC FISTULA. Every 23rd day in May, is the International Day to end Obstetrics Fistula. A lot of work is being done in this regard but unfortunately, countless cases still exist...Download Full Document
ADDRESS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TEENAGE GIRL CHILD SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (TGCSDI) DURING THE SEMINAR ON THE RELEVANCE OF ENTREPRENURSHIP AND SKILL ACQUISITION TO TEENAGE SCHOOL GIRLS HELD ON 20TH AUGUST 2018 It is indeed a great honour to be here today and I feel so pleasured to spend my day with all of you. I do not want to sound combative, I do not want to be prejudice or seemingly biased and I do not want to sound so sentimental. But I stand here today as a human being, as a woman and a mother to four beautiful girls who will soon begin to approach their teen ages; I stand before these wonderful girls, so I think it's pretty fine to be a little sentimental. Download Full Document
to improve the status of the teenage girl child through various educative, informative and enlightenment programmes with the aim to understand their challenges and proffer possible solutions.