GIRLS’ AS 21ST CENTURY LEADERS

In commemoration of the year 2018 Day of the Girl-Child which was celebrated globally on October 11th with theme – With Her, A Skilled Girl-Force; A team from the Women and Girl-Child Capabilities Enhancement and Empowerment Organization (WGCCEEO) led by her Executive Director Ms. Oluwatoyin Taiwo organized a Capacity Building Program for Girls’ Tagged – Girls’ as 21st Century Leaders. Girls’ were not only exposed to the concept of Leadership and characteristics of Good Leadership but also to examples of Adolescent Girls’ who were not afraid to create meaningful impact in their community such as Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan who was determined to obtain an education and promote Girl-Child Education despite death threats from the Taliban and in 2014 was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her struggle against the suppression of children and young people as well as four Nigerian Girls- Promise Nnalue, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo, and Vivian Okoye who developed an app to spot fake drugs. Additionally Girls were also educated on the harmful effects of substance abuse and the need to abstain from illicit drug use. Information and Communication Materials on effects of Drug Abuse from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) were given to the Girls’ and the School Guidance Counselor.
The program ended by the Executive Director urging the Girls’ not to be afraid of making an impact in their community because of gender stereotypes which tends to limit their capabilities as such impact would contribute to not only the development of their community but also to the development of their nation.

20 Comments

  1. Chineye Chukwu
      October 15, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    Up WGCCEEO. Keep up the Good Work

  2. Adeyemi SUnday
      October 15, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Where are the Pictures You are so strategic Ms. Oluwatoyin. I hope to see u one day on CNN

  3. Bola Ogunyode
      October 15, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Soar like an Eagle WGCCEEO

  4. Padi George
      October 15, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    You have a good heart WGCCEEO. Keep up the good work

  5. Ajayi Adelodun
      October 15, 2018 at 11:31 AM

    Keep Working WGCCEEO the Sky is your starting point

  6. Cecilia Haruna
      October 15, 2018 at 11:33 AM

    I love your organization and the work you are doing

  7. Bolaji Omole
      October 15, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Great Work WGCCEEO and Ms. Oluwatoyin Taiwo

  8. Egede Justice
      October 22, 2018 at 9:12 AM

    Preparing Girls for Leadership. Am proud of your work.

  9. Adana Bulama
      October 23, 2018 at 10:09 AM

    How can I volunteer for your organization. You are a trail blazer Madam WGCCEEO

  10. Admin
      October 29, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Girls are the new Leaders WGCCEEO

  11. Onazi Daniella
      October 31, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    Your are developing the Girl-Force for Sustainable Development

  12. Oni Ivy
      October 31, 2018 at 12:35 PM

    Excellent, keep making an impact

  13. Ibidun Oyekan
      November 7, 2018 at 2:52 PM

    Girls’ are Tommorrow’s Leaders. I support your work

  14. Areola Adeyemi
      September 14, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    I commend the work of your organization,Never relent and stop believing in your capabilities.I agree no less with you,Girls are future leaders.

  15. Joke Cole
      September 14, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Thrilled about your commitment towards the Girl Child.The sky is definitely not your limit.

  16. Dotun Adebowale
      September 14, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    WGCCEO carry go,Nigerian Girls na the future.

  17. Segun Moronkeji
      September 14, 2019 at 1:56 PM

    I am just seeing this and I congratulate you on the indelible impact you are making.

  18. Segun Moronkeji
      September 14, 2019 at 1:58 PM

    I recommend you work with regional organizations in promoting this cause

  19. Dupe Obanure
      September 14, 2019 at 2:01 PM

    If the future belongs to Girls then there is no better time to start addressing gender stereotypes

  20. Dupe Obanure
      September 14, 2019 at 2:04 PM

    If the future belongs to Girls then there is no better time to start addressing gender based religious and cultural stereotypes

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