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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.

OUR OBSERVATIONS
Having carefully observed our society, we realized that:

  • Teenage is a crucial stage in an individual's life.
  • It is the determining, decision and defining stage of an individual.
  • Most of the numerous vices that individuals exhibit, they learn in their teenage.
  • The teenage girl child suffers numerous challenges.
  • By nature and society design, the female gender is in most cases at the receiving end.
  • Women are bedrock and builders of the society.
  • Helping them through this challenging stage is paramount.
  • THE CHALLENGES
    The challenges of the teenage girls include:

  • Access to education
  • Some ill-treatments owing to gender discrimination and cultural beliefs
  • Child labour and trafficking
  • Under-aged marriage
  • Sexual assault/rape
  • Inadequate parental, love, care and support
  • Peer pressure and exposure to illicit acts like: drug misuse and abuse, alcohol, premature sexual relationships etc.
  • These teenage girls, if not well guided and the challenges not properly managed, may result in a lifetime ruin and a societal disaster.

    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 

    Our Mission

    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.