Exactly ten years ago, in 2002, some female graduates of Bayelsa Origin led by Hon. Mrs. Helen Bob conceived the idea of forming a Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Successful Motherhood Coalition of Bayelsa State (SUMOCOB) to address several issues that affects the girl child education in the present society. SUMOCOB existed till 2011 when the needs for the NGO to register with the Cooperate Affairs Commission (CAC) arise. Haven met with the current requirements of the CAC, we were finally accepted and registered with the name Successful Motherhood Initiative (SUMOIN).
OBJECTIVES OF SUMOIN
. To initiate programmes that will henhance the health, growth and development of the African Child academically, culturally, socially, morally, skills, technology and sexuality education
.To promote competitive learning environment,
.To promote teaching and learning of indigenous languages in schools,
.To promote African culture in schools,
.To promote sports amongst female teens,
.To promote agricultural products of various localities of the state,
.To promote decentralization of skills acquisition programme in all constituencies.
.To promote adult education.
.To promote good health amongst products of unwanted pregnancies.
Mrs. Helen Bob led SUMOIN recognizing the role of mothers in homes, communities and the society at large visited Brass LGA. This has helped to give the necessary awareness to mothers acknowledging the need for sex education in every homes ensuring better tomorrow for the future leaders.
1. Enlightenment of the grass root mothers on the negligence of parents in the area of child up bringing in the grass root as well as honoring of successful mothers in Brass LGA 2010. This is to serve as a motivating deterrent to other mothers in the collective development of the African child.
2. Research on health hazards facing the teenagers on schools in Brass LGA. Sponsoring guest speakers to speak on the 2011 SUMOIN end of year activities day in Brass LGA. “on health hazards facing the teenagers and the way forward” by Director, University of Niger Delta Hospital, Okolobiri Medical Center.
WHY THE DISABILTY IN ABILITY PROGRAME
JUNE TO DECEMBER 2012
Let’s Catch “The African Child” Young and Develop Him
“A man is said to be able, when He is physically, mentally and emotionally fit to carry out his duty within a given time in the society. But very sadly, many people who claim to be able or have the ability are rather disable due to many factors limiting them.
It is assumed that 50% of the population are disable, educationally, financially, mentally, emotionally, marital and spiritually, etc considering the present conditions they all find their selves meaning failure is looming.
Therefore, SUMOIN shall design this interesting programes that will enable the African Child concentrate on their education to enhance quality of life that will guarantee a brighter future of the society.
This programe is schedule to take place in three phases in order to concretely deal with this issue of high rate of disability among ability as a means of preventing the reoccurrence in the lives of our future leaders of the society.
There shall be symposium featuring:
1. Health Talk
2. Sex Education or Sexuality enlightenment campaign.
3. Cultural orientation
4. Schools Debate
5. Drama presentation/ other social activities
6. Dinner /Award Night
The participant will be drawn from all Basic Junior Secondary Schools (BJSS) and Senior Secondary Schools (SSS) in the Niger Delta Region.
Phase 1 on the 23rd June, 2012,
Phase 2 on the 27th September, 2012
Phase 3 will be on the 15th December, 2012
SUMOIN will carry out sensitization campaign for the need to inculcate the interest of science and technology most importantly Information Technology (ICT) to the African Child through Drama display demonstrating its advantages and disadvantages on the life of teenagers as a pilot scheme for BJSS and SSS students in Ogbia local government June, 2012.
SUMOIN in developing our children on some social activities like singing, dancing, acting, speech presentation, etc, shall build strong partnership with the developing partners, government agencies and major stakeholders to enable us collectively develop the African Child in conformity with the transformation agenda in every spheres of life in June, 2012.
Sexuality Education/ Enlightenment Campaign SUMOIN will be embarking on the series of enlightenment campaign and sensitization programes in major media Houses to engage in promoting the right and well being of the African Child in all ramifications from January through December.
SUMOIN, in a more concrete effort of developing the African Child on Sexuality Education will also stress the need to embark on enlightenment campaign on Sexuality Education to BJSS and SSS in Ogbia Local Government and shall make free distribution of Sexuality Education book to the students of Ogbia local government titled “A Daily Guide on Sex Education for ALL VOLUME 1” that was authored by the Coodinator of SUMOIN Mrs Helen Inafa Bob in May, 2012
There shall be courtesy visit and advocacy visit to major stakeholders;
(a) The Acting General Manager of Radio Bayelsa (Glory FM), Mrs Anne Koko Abidde in March, 2012.
(b) Commissioners of Education, Health, Youths Development, Women Affairs, Local Government, Information, and Millennium Development Goals (MDG) offices both in the State and Federal levels in May, 2012.
(c) There will be a courtesy visit to other major Media Houses in Niger Delta region: to build a strong partnership with SUMOIN on the Radio/ Television programes and print Media on sexuality Education and information dissemination that will drastically help building the African child by inculcating the tremendous discipline base on the right to information.