Anchor International Care and Humanitarian Initiative has launched a campaign against all forms of social vices.
The campaign tagged, “I am forever precious” was launched on December 18 2021 at the Mega Youth Summit organised to mark the organisation’s 20th anniversary.
The campaign is specifically designed to fight pornography, drug abuse, child abuse, rape, sex for grades, prostitution, and youth trafficking.
About Anchor International
Anchor International Care and Humanitarian Initiative is a non-governmental, non-profit and faith-based organization focuses on children, youth, and community development.
The founder, Dr. Bolarinwa Omotosho said at the summit held at West Africa Theological Seminary, Ipaja. Lagos that the aim of the campaign is to raise future leaders with moral integrity.
“We have been providing services to the church, young people, and communities. We cultivate partnerships among various organizations with the aim of equipping leaders for God’s kingdom expansion. The organisation is also working towards raising next-generation leaders for nation-building.” he said.
Dr. Omotosho however promised that the organisation would continue with its “Train-A-Girl Child project” which started a few months ago.
Pornography is killing young people
He noted that many young Nigerians are suffering from the consequences of pornography and all forms of sexual perversions.
He then called on the general public to join the organisation “to tackle this plague and establish a zero-tolerance policy for social vices.”
Senior Pastor of Grace Assemble in Lagos, Dr. Femi Paul, formally inaugurated the “I am Forever Precious”
He praised the organisation and its team for spearheading the historic initiative to address these social vices.
The youth summit
The summit drew over 425 young people. It featured a number of notable schools, organizations, personalities, and partners from within Nigeria and the United States of America.
The Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development, Our Daily Bread Ministries, Bible Society of Nigeria, Nigeria Youth Works Association, and Commonwealth Alliance of Youth Workers Association were well represented at the event.
Other notable dignitaries and speakers during the summit are Dr. Steve Van Horn, President of International Training and Equipping Ministries (ITEM) USA; Dr. Ranti Samuel, Senior Lecturer at Lagos State University, Dr. (Mrs) Priscillia Omotosho, National Women Coordinator Anchor International Care and Humanitarian Initiative.
Pastor (Mrs) Moji Abiodun, wife of the Pastor in Charge of Lagos Province 72 of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, and Very Rev. Bukola Adeleke, Special Adviser on Religion Affairs (Christian) to Lagos State Governor, Olusola Babaji Sanwoolu were also present at the event.
The young boys and girls at the event were very excited and pledged to embrace the vision of the campaign.
They kept on chanting the slogan of the campaign which reads, “Precious youths, we are not a thing, Precious youths, we can’t be bought, Precious youths—we are forever precious”.
Omotosho called for more support for the campaign. He expressed hope that the year 2022 will witness a new lease of life for young people across the country.