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IDGC: Groups advocate digital education, ficial empowerment for girls

By Ikenna Osuoha

An NGO, She Forum Africa (SFA), in partnership with Pathfinder International (PI), on Monday advocated for digital education and fiscal empowerment for the girl child.

SFA Founder Ms. Inimfon Etuk launched the appeal at an event marking International Day of the Girl (IDG) 2021 with the theme: “Digital Generation, Our Generation”.

Etuk said the organization is committed to prioritizing girls’ education and stressed the need to close the gap between boys and girls.

She said mentoring and social responsibility are key to educating little girls in the digital world.

She added that “we are capitalizing on this year’s theme to make sure the little girl learns properly and safely.

“According to UNICEF, more than 10 million children are out of school in Nigeria, and 50% are girls.

The founder of She Forum Africa, who reiterated the importance of education for girls, called for increased efforts to strengthen the security architecture for continued access to education.

Dr Amina Dorayi, National Director of Pathfinder International, said the essence of the event was to provide support or capacity for young people to use digital technology.

Dorayi explained that there is a need for young people, especially girls, to use digital education to improve their lives so that they can adapt to the changing digital age.

She said: “We are working in partnership with stakeholders on the need for young girls to realize the benefits of education, especially digital education.

“We have a lot of people from different groups learning to bridge the gap in girls’ education. “

Dorayi, who condemned insecurity and the kidnapping of schoolchildren, said it was the biggest threat to schooling in the country.

She called on the government and other actors to work in synergy to tackle insecurity in the country for safe educational spaces.

“Every girl deserves the right to school, every girl deserves a safe space,” she stressed.

Ms. Hajarat Alayande, Director of Mass Education, FCT, also highlighted the need to close the education gap between girls and boys.

Alayande, represented by Ms Victoria Nworgu, said: “This is the generation of the girl child because she is able to bridge the gap”.

The director of mass education explained that there was no age discrimination in efforts to access education.

According to her, FCT Mass Education has a 77-year-old woman in the program.

She expressed the CTF’s determination to continue to partner with Pathfinder and others to bridge the education gap.

Ms. Mercy Bolaji of Stand with a Girl Initiative (SWAG) said that investing in the girl is definitely an investment in society.

“When society invests in the girl child, everyone wins. Girls rule the world. “

She expressed her commitment to the initiative to empower girls for an advanced and better society.

reports that in 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution adopting October 11 as International Day of the Girl, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face in reaching their potential ( )

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