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 Dr Hafsatu Shehu a Lecturer in Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto has urged girls to pursue processional courses and stand up for their rights for even development in the society She made the call on Sunday during an interactive session with pupils and some out of school girls preparatory to the 2022 International Day of the Girl Child under the State of Nigerian Girls Summit SONGS The SONGS billed to hold in Abuja on Oct 11 would featured a representative from Sokoto State The Sokoto Girls Pre summit Camp with theme Our Time is Now Our Rights Our Future is being supported by United Nations Children s Fund UNICEF It is designed to raise awareness on the plight of girls around the world and chart ways to empower them towards protection of their rights Shehu underscored the importance of girl s education being mothers and leaders of tomorrow noting that for them to attain brighter future they should disregard all forms of challenges She said the participants had been engaged in discussing individual and group challenges to chart possible ways to proffer solutions According to her girls are being sensitised in career choices skills acquisition body and environmental hygiene health talk and other issues for their overall development We focus on girls development their rights in the society and to promote their inclusion in decision making process education pursuit and improved roles in the society Participants are expected to step down the knowledge acquired to thier peers students and other members of the community she said She added that the participants comprised physically challenged persons pupils and out of school girls The lecturer noted that rural areas had been targeted for awareness creation to encourage the enrollment of the girl child in schools She said educating adolescent girls would eliminate gender inequality and advocated for increased investment in girls science and technical education She said effective empowerment of girls in rural areas would expose them to knowledge of their fundamental rights and issues of Gender Based Violence GBV The opportunity is to bring the communities to fore to present them to the government and other policy makers as well as development partners to assist the girl child This is part of the ways to protect girls assist them to go to school learn crafts among others she said Some of the participants Balkisu Muhammad and Sabira Abubakar commended the training adding that it availed them opportunity to learn more about live challenges and solutions to them We learnt about the importance of education career development types of GBV hygiene and other issues that are beneficial to our lives Sabira Abubakar said NewsSourceCredit NAN
Don urges girls to pursue professional courses, stand up for rights

Hafsatu Shehu

Dr Hafsatu Shehu, a Lecturer in Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto, has urged girls to pursue processional courses and stand up for their rights, for even development in the society.

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International Day of the Girl-Child

She made the call on Sunday during an interactive session with pupils and some out-of-school girls preparatory to the 2022 International Day of the Girl-Child under the State of Nigerian Girls Summit (SONGS).

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Sokoto State

The SONGS billed to hold in Abuja on Oct. 11, would featured a representative from Sokoto State.

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Sokoto Girls Pre-summit Camp

The Sokoto Girls Pre-summit Camp with theme: ”Our Time is Now, Our Rights, Our Future” is being supported by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

It is designed to raise awareness on the plight of girls around the world and chart ways to empower them towards protection of their rights.

Shehu underscored the importance of girl’s education, being mothers and leaders of tomorrow, noting that for them to attain brighter future they should disregard all forms of challenges.

She said the participants had been engaged in discussing individual and group challenges, to chart possible ways to proffer  solutions.

According to her, girls are being sensitised in career choices, skills acquisition, body and environmental hygiene, health talk and other issues for their overall development.

”We focus on girls development, their  rights in the society, and to promote their inclusion in decision making process, education pursuit and improved roles in the society.

”Participants are expected to step down the knowledge acquired to thier peers, students and other members of the community,” she said.

She added that the participants comprised physically challenged persons, pupils and out-of-school girls.

The lecturer noted that rural areas had been targeted for awareness creation, to encourage the enrollment of the girl-child in schools.

She said educating adolescent girls would eliminate gender inequality, and advocated for increased investment in girls’ science and technical education.

Gender Based Violence

She said effective empowerment of girls in rural areas would expose them to knowledge of their fundamental rights and issues of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

“The opportunity is to bring the communities to fore, to present them to the government and other policy makers as well as development partners to assist the girl- child.

“This is part of the ways to protect girls, assist them to go to school, learn crafts, among others,’’ she said.

Balkisu Muhammad and Sabira Abubakar

Some of the participants, Balkisu Muhammad and Sabira Abubakar, commended the training, adding that it availed them opportunity to learn more about live challenges and solutions to them.

Sabira Abubakar

“We learnt about the importance of education, career  development, types of GBV, hygiene and other issues that are beneficial to our lives, ” Sabira Abubakar said.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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