TCI, Devcoms take family planning advocacy to Adamawa journalists

Disturbed by the alarming rate of population explosion and the need to maintain a planned society, The Challenge Initiative (TCI) a non-governmental organisation in collaboration with Devcoms Network, has taken its family planning advocacy to Adamawa journalists. 

The 3-day capacity building workshop which brought together journalists across different media platforms, was aimed at equipping them with skills of reporting family planning issues to affect positive change in the society.

Speaking at the workshop, Mr. Onche Odey, the lead consultant  of Devcoms Network, tasked journalists on the need to focus  on human angle stories on family planning and come out with reports that will always have positive impact  to change people’s perceptions on family planning.

He further added that such reports should be hinged on experiences and should encompass the effects on the people and how best to conduct themselves to maintain a good health.

Also speaking in her presentation, national masters trainer, Mrs. Evelyn John, expressed concerned over the alarming rate of misconception surrounding family planning which she described as counter -productive and called for change of attitudes from the populace.

She tasked journalists to rise up to the challenge of changing these perceptions and misconceptions through their reportage and massive advocacy and enlightenment campaigns to the people, especially at the grassroots.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, represented by the Commissioner for Information, Mrs. Neido Kofulto, reiterated the commitment of the administration towards the health sector and readiness to partner with all stakeholders to improve the health needs of the citizens.