Islamia College organises workshop on prevention of child abuse

NSS wing of Islamia College and Science and Commerce Srinagar in collaboration with Khyber Public School Repora Chadoora organised an awareness programme cum workshop on prevention of child abuse on Saturday.

“The purpose of the event was to arm children with knowledge which can save them from various kinds of abuse that includes sexual abuse as well” said Prof Rehana Bhat head NSS wing of Islamia College of Science & Technology Srinagar

Interacting with children in the age group of 4 to 12, Prof Rehana gave a detailed presentation on body safety and body boundaries. “95 percent of child sexual abuse can be prevented through proper knowledge and awareness among children between the age group of 4 to 12 years,” she said.

Prof Irfana Shafi thanked Shahnawaz Sultan chairperson, Khyber Public School, his staff and NSS volunteers for taking a lead in organizing the workshop inside a school campus. Islamia College plans to hold more such workshops in Srinagar and Budgam in the upcoming months.