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Girl-Child: Aisha Babangida advocates digital education, equal opportunity

By Fortune Abang Aisha Babangida, Chair of the Better Lives for Rural African Women program, advocated for equal opportunities for girls through digital education like their counterparts, to promote growth.

Aisha, first daughter of former military president Ibrahim Babangida, said this at an event hosted by the Topaz Toastmaster Club (TMC) on Tuesday in Abuja.

The event on the theme: “The digital generation, our generation” was organized by the club to commemorate this year the United Nations International Day of the Girl.

According to her, there is a gap in the representation of women in government, hence the need to empower girls to actively participate in elections in the same way as their male counterparts.

“It’s no surprise that when you notice a woman among 10 men, it’s doing well with the internet, in about two-thirds of developed countries.

“In today’s world, there are many online opportunities for girls and boys, men and women; but one of those opportunities online is the digital divide, which has grown.

“One of the goals to increase the number of girls exclusively online; girls are more likely to have Internet access.

“When they start, it will sensitize them, through Internet access, on how to run programs online or offline to be empowered.

“Of course, it won’t be easy, no challenge is easy, but it will be worth it.”

Also speaking, TMC Abuja Chapter President Mr. Montaz Abubakar said that there is a need to take a holistic approach to girls empowerment, to achieve desired goals.

According to him, more should be done to raise awareness of the need for the empowerment of the girl child.

Abubakar said, “Whether it is my grandmother or the girl in the IDP camp, we have to make it clear that our attitude towards the girl is bad, one-sided and heartless.

“The deserved needs, dignity and safety of the girl child are important; the digital generation of the girl child must continue to be our daily need.

“Everywhere proves that digital education is no longer secondary at all, so we can give the most important hand by contributing to our awareness and letting the girl know that technology is her greatest resource.

“Likewise, we can support non-governmental organizations on issues related to girls, so whatever anyone says about or behind us, we have never rejected the opportunity to support girls. “

The event included a panel discussion on the benefits of digital education for little girls and the presentation of gifts to distinguished personalities.

International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated around the world on October 11 each year.

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