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Experts harp on grooming, empowering girl-child

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[FILE PHOTO] Girl Child. PHOTO: Reuters

An appeal has been made to parents and society; to give the girl-child a voice, opportunities and empowerment towards building capacities, thrive like everyone else and bridge the gender inequality gap in leadership.

As special gifts from God, they added that the girl-child deserves all the love and attention like her male counterpart and should have equal access to everything.

Favour Benson, convener, and founder, JFAID made the call at the annual stakeholders’ conference in Lagos.

“In our training, the girl-child is taught of her uniqueness, design, and rights to develop a personal style, planning and time management. She is exposed to meet coaches and mentors who share their girl -stories to encourage her to be exceptional in current and future pursuits. We have trained most girls from secondary schools to higher institutions.

“In addition, the girl-child is groomed with excellence, which is a commitment to be top-notch in the key areas of her life. She is well informed, educated and exposed to face the future.

On her part, Ngozi Chukwuka, an advocate of persons with disabilities urged parents and families to show such persons great love; because of their competencies, creative potentials, assets, and skills, and avoid all forms of denial and stigmatization.

She observed that most financial institutions, hospitals and organisations do half -baked jobs by providing ramps for persons with a disability only in certain areas of the premises while other areas are left out. She advised them to do more and better the lives of these special persons.


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