AFRICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PREVENTION OF ELDERS AND CHILD ABUSE(AAPECA) INTERNATIONAL FOUNDED IN 2010
WHERE WE WORK:
AAPECA as an interdisciplinary non-governmental organization work in rural areas and in urban cities. Our work is practically in response to the growing need to bring development to the rural communities through our educative programs, awareness campaign, media events ,publications and training programs.
AAPECA work in rural areas to bring effective empowerment to rural communities through educational programs, sensitization programs such as our 'PREVENT ABUSE TODAY'(PAT) projects.
COMMUNITY INITIATIVE PROGRAMS.
Turn on the news or pick up a news paper and chances are you will find a horrific story of elder or child abuse either sexually , emotionally or otherwise right in your commuinty,local council area or state. We are often left feeling fearful and powerless(what can i do sort of atitude). But we can move from outrage into action.
PREVENTION is the answer. And one of the proactive and pragmatic approaches to diminishing elder or child abuse is education of responsible adults, empowering them with knowledge of how to recognize, prevent and report any form of abuse in the community; thereby making such adults actively working together to change a cultural norm; "Transforming a community from where elder or child abuse especially sexual abuse is shrouded in fear, deniel and can we do atitude to a commuinty where the aged will be respected and every child is protected in a better way through their growing stages.
Now is time for our communities to be intentiional and steadfast in their proactive behaviours, so that all children can grow up healthy and the whole, while the elderly will live a life free from all forms of abuse.
Our initiative has recorded tremendious success as it has increase awareness,sustainable trainings and continues child right education in rural areas including remote villages. Though the initiative vary from community to community.
In our PREVENT ABUSE TODAY (PAT) programs; we teach and believe that the initiative will always yeild a positve impact.
AAPECA is a leading organization spearheading the prevention initiative programs in rural communities throughout nigeria and africa at large. Our initiative typical include over 15 full time prevention specialist dedicated to the success of the effort.
AAPECA as a lead organization in rural awareness campaign initiative seeks for community coalition of professionals including(security agencies,medical/legal practitioners,teachers and religious leaders as well as traditional heads and other concerned individual who will "make it happen"
Prevent Abuse Today (PAT) is AAPECA QUATERLY INTENSIVE MEDIA EVENT that run for a month-long. This event usaully take place every Jan., April,July and October of every year
Join US TO SAY A BIG NO TO ALL FORMS OF ABUSE AGAINST THE VULNERABLE ELDERS AND CHILDREN AROUND THE GLOBE.
AAPECA fight against CHILD LABOUR as child labour is a gross abuse and violation of child's right.