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NGO COMMEMORATES THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

A non-governmental organisation The Adekunle Child Foundation (TACF) has marked the International Day of the Girl Child set aside by the United Nations on the 11th day of October annually.

TACF with the approval of the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB) and the FCT Secondary Education Board (SEB) commemorated the event with over 100 girls drawn from the Junior Secondary School and Government Secondary School, Garki, Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria respectively.

This was done in collaboration with Sisters, Wives and Mothers (SWiM), a women-focused NGO based in Abuja. The Founder/President of TACF, Mr. Olufemi Adekunle spoke to the girls on the need to make positive impact in the era of digital generation they have found themselves. Speaking to the girls on the year’s theme which is “Digital Generation, Our Generation”, the guest speaker Mrs. Adaeze Ajegwu, a Child Educator and Early Childhood Education Specialist charged them to take advantage of the vast digital opportunity at their disposal.

It was an interactive session with the girls who opened up on the numerous challenges they face as young women.

The Foundation who already runs a girls club Beryl Girls’ Club in JSS Garki, promised their counterparts from GSS that they would visit them soon to establish the club in their school also. The event was rounded off with refreshments for the girls.

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