October 11 has been observed as the Day of The Girl Child since 2012. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. The Theme of the 2018 edition is WITH HER: A SKILLED GIRLFORCE.
The YWAW foundation in collaboration with the an Alumni of The Our Lady of Apostle Secondary School (OLASS 1986/1987 set), Yaba, organized an advocacy forum to mark the International Day of the Girl Child.
The 1986/1987 Alumni of the school, headed by princess Adeola Ogunlewe, provided us a platform to educate the Girls on the need to be empowered with skills that would guarantee their future.
The focus of the 6th international Day of the Girl child is to work alongside all girls to expand existing learning opportunities, chart new pathways and calling on the global community to rethink how to prepare them for a successful transition into the world of work.
Furthermore, it is expected that the theme of the International Day of the Girl child will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.
Our Projector consultant, Babs Afonriwo, was very articulate as he anchored the advocacy forum, and our amiable and eloquent speaker, Abimbola Ololade Abimbola spurred the over 800 students of OLASS to greatness. The positive impact of the panel discussion was visibly seen on the Girls as they ask severally related questions and sought counseling and Guardians from the YWAW team and the Alumni.
“On this International Day of the Girl, let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
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