Cece Yara foundation is set to launch a relief and support centre for victims of child sexual abuse in Lagos.
The Cece Yara child advocacy centre will provide a safe shelter where survivors will be helped to overcome their experiences.
The centre is equipped with facilities tailored to assist the psychological and physical healing process of survivors.
Cece Yara foundation was established in response to the spate of child exploitation and sexual abuse in Nigeria.
The foundation strives to put in place programs and campaigns aimed at preventing child sexual abuse, raising awareness on the issue and also giving the children a voice and a support system.
One of the foundation’s recent accomplishments was getting justice for a 6-year-old girl who was sexually violated by an adult male.
The accused was in February sentenced to seven years imprisonment without the option of fine.
The phrase ‘’Cece Yara’’ means ‘’Save the child’’ in Hausa language.
Bola Tinubu, a lawyer and founder of Cece Yara, says that “the future of every child, regardless of gender, race or social background, should be preserved”.
The centre will be opened to the public on Sunday, March 19, 2017.
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