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Group trains young girls on leadership skills


A non-governmental organisation, Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) recently held a Leadership Empowerment Achievement and Development (LEAD) camp for 50 outstanding young female participants with a mission to inspire young girls to become top women leaders.

The programme, which held in conjunction with a financial institution, drew participants from across the country.

The workshop facilitated by the Executive Director of JAN, Mrs. Simi Nwogugu provided an opportunity for participants to be educated on emotional intelligence, goal setting, self-worth and communication, which was followed by various panel sessions featuring leading women in top industries, entrepreneurship, finance, technology, creative arts, entertainment and consulting, who assured the girls of their potential to thrive in any field.

Participants also went through development and inspirational sessions facilitated by notable professionals where they were trained on etiquette and critical thinking.

Furthermore, the participants had in-depth health promotion and awareness sessions on sexual and reproductive health and hygiene and necessary measures to avoid, report, identify and support victims of sexual abuse.

Participants also went on field trips to various organisations where they were given detailed description of their operations.

Junior Achievement Nigeria is a non-governmental educational organisation that teaches financial literacy and entrepreneurship programmes to young people aged between five and 27 in order to prepare them for the work life.

JAN programmes seek to bridge the gap between the classroom and the workplace.

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