DIET & NSLSA sensitize head teachers in Wokha

DIET & NSLSA sensitize head teachers in Wokha
DIET and NSLSA members with head teachers/teacher-in-charge of GPS and GMS.

 

WOKHA, May 11 (MExN): District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Wokha in collaboration with the Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) conducted legal awareness for head teachers/teacher-in-charge of Government Primary Schools (GPS) and Government Middle Schools (GMS) on issues related to women and children at DIET Wokha on May 11.

 

It was first of its kind event where head teachers/teacher-in-charge were sensitized on issues relating to women and children, NSLSA stated in a press release.

 

The Principal, Imlikokla Longchar had initiated the workshop with a view to equip the teachers so they can educate the people even outside the school since there is a rise of violence against women and children in the society, it said. Imlikokla thanked the NSLSA headed by its Member Secretary, Mezivolu T Therieh for extending all out support in conducting the workshop.

 

Ester K Aye, Legal Aid Counsel-cum-trainer, NSLSA began the workshop with her topic on the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012 and Child Rights. She emphasized that teachers can create a lot of awareness not only in their schools but also in their communities as teachers command a lot of respect.

 

During the second session, Alemwabang Ao, Legal Aid Counsel-cum-trainer, NSLSA discussed on the Right to Education Act, 2009 and Child Labour. Teacher-Student ratio, he stated, must be maintained not only in government schools but also in private schools.

 

The third session was taken up by Khriesinuo Kire, Panel Lawyer, NSLSA, who spoke on the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, 2006, which is very relevant in the Naga context today. Kire urged the teaching fraternity to play a pivotal role in the community by mobilizing awareness on the issue as it affects the overall well being of the child. She ended her session with the slogan, “Recognize It, Report It and Prevent It.”