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16/06/18

Retweetd From Kourtney

So today was my last day what an amazing 5 years with all my girls . I have been the biggest pain ever but still have had an amazing time . Thank u too all the staff for making it amazing , I’m gonna miss u all and all the student that I know https://t.co/SYDL2Suv2M

15/06/18

Read how our girls were chosen to be part of the PROCESSION in London to mark 100 years of women getting the vote. A big thanks to and for inviting us. Full story/pics at https://t.co/ukeB5QDiND https://t.co/eytHu4BECv

15/06/18

Some great pictures from the Post 16 Harris Federation Sports Day, where we were placed 4th. A huge well done to all our team and everyone who supported them! https://t.co/vPmvm8eDLI

15/06/18

Retweetd From Southwark News

Amazing photographers and Afro Art creators came to to inspire young women to embrace their natural hair and skin https://t.co/ricU6wlllA

14/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

So proud of our photography student for winning the competition and getting work experience out of it! https://t.co/TQwKOef6OO

14/06/18

We've arrived at Thorpe Park for our annual Summer Extravaganza Trip. We're off to a flying start and girls having fun already! https://t.co/ix8jIADBk2

14/06/18

Nice article in about the visit by two renowned American photographers to our school last week. Read it at https://t.co/ceUGZzsZjf https://t.co/Lk2Ph1tR3B

09/06/18

Retweetd From OperatingTheatreLive

Are you aged 14-19? Are you interested in a future career in ? We have free places for our award winning surgical experience coming to London Southwark. Head over to https://t.co/BeJT6OZgKE for more information. https://t.co/y85GcV6Q2P

09/06/18

Retweetd From Clare Stanhope

Can’t wait for this, marching with and yr9 students from hope to hook up with at some point 😁💪🏻💥 https://t.co/4lNIejh1YI

09/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Fascinating to find out about all these gems that can support students, teachers and academics in exploring the opportunities in the arts https://t.co/vxm8t3WWXF

07/06/18

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📆 Join us on Saturday 16 June at our Parents and carers’ event! Registration is open now! 👩🏾‍🎓 👨🏾‍🎓 https://t.co/0zUaSRsk5p https://t.co/rrPozG0ret

06/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

We are walking for and with the feminists of the future. Celebrating activists of the past whose voices still echo through present day issues of post-colonialism, whilst perusing the hopeful futures of our young activists. https://t.co/mtPQ3zLpFo

05/06/18

You might be interested to read about this... a visit to the school last week by two celebrated American photographers, which was hugely inspiring for our girls. Find out why at https://t.co/uOK8p1pJTH https://t.co/D5oXlzhXA7

04/06/18

Retweetd From CreativeSoul Photo

THE highlight of our UK trip was our visit to the academy. Thanks so much fot having us! Check out our visit below.. https://t.co/5ZWLWF1zs5

04/06/18

Read the story of how Atlanta-based inspired our students to celebrate their natural beauty and explore hair and cultural identity. And we got on CBS news too! Find out more https://t.co/uOK8p1pJTH https://t.co/qKMUkoqwcW

04/06/18

Retweetd From Heather Agyepong

I had the honour of working with to produce a Ghanaian inspired commemorative cloth honouring WOC activists in Britain. Come & join us on June 10th for one of the largest mass participation artworks ever seen! Watch the vid for more details https://t.co/ryAqWiVcTS

04/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Very proud to have been a part of this with . Join us! 💥 https://t.co/vyY9BVb14X

04/06/18

Retweetd From Creative Activism

Be part of something amazing! Well done to the HGAED ye9 students for their part in this film!! https://t.co/8Sy170Vo9U

24/05/18

Thanks for coming in! Our students really got a lot out of the visit, and thanks to too. Great initiative...

24/05/18

Retweetd From Michele Upton

Inspired to meet four aspiring doctors at today as part of visit. Encouraged to pursue dream of training in and for the NHS

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Posted on September 12th 2017

FGM Doctor Comfort Momoh MBE Visits Academy

Comfort-Momoh-Alumni-OnlineDr Comfort Momoh MBE visited Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich recently to talk to our students about female genital mutilation (FGM).

Dr Momoh is a midwife who specialises in the study and treatment of FGM. She works at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust where she runs the African Well Women’s Clinic, dedicated to caring for women affected by FGM. She received her MBE from the Queen for services to women’s health.

Dr Momoh spoke to every student in Years 7-10, explaining to them what FGM was clinically, that this is not an act required by any religion, that it is entirely illegal and leaves young ladies and women with a lifetime of physical and emotional difficulty.

She talked about the support that can be offered to them by clinics such as hers. She also told them how, where and by whom the procedure is normally carried out so that they could be aware of the potential dangers or risks that someone might find themselves in.

Should not be kept quiet

We emphasised to students that this act is abuse and that no child or young woman should have to suffer it; that no family has the right to enforce this upon their daughter or relative. We explained to students that this was not a matter that should be taboo or kept quiet; that if they feel they are at risk or they want to discuss this matter further, staff at the academy are willing to talk to them and to support them in keeping themselves safe. 

We reinforced to students that if they feel themselves at risk, if they believe someone else is at risk or if this is a matter they need further support with, they should be unafraid to talk to someone at school so that help can be gained.

Contact numbers

Dr Momoh also gave us her contact numbers and the NSPCC contact number and we told students that these will be on our website so that if they ever need help outside of academy hours, they know how to access it.  

Students were also reminded that the police are always at the end of the phone on 999 in an emergency and that imminent risk of FGM was definitely such an emergency.

The important contact numbers for anyone in need of help or support with this matter are:

  • Dr Comfort Momoh’s clinic 020 7188 6872
  • Dr Comfort Momoh’s work mobile 07956542576
  • NSPCC 0800 028 3550

Many thanks to Dr Momoh for attending the academy. She will be back soon to talk to Years 11-13 also.