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At HerStory Summit, girls charged to advance their communities

Committed to strengthening the voices of girls and equipping them with skills and resources to thrive and pursue their dreams, young girls were hosted at HerStory Summit to advance this cause.

HerStory Summit

Committed to strengthening the voices of girls and equipping them with skills and resources to thrive and pursue their dreams, young girls were hosted at HerStory Summit to advance this cause.

Organised by Nigeria Reads in Abuja, recently, it was an initiative of the global Girls Leading Our World (GLOW) Club.

Girls from diverse backgrounds all worked closely with their peers to celebrate their stories, share their experiences and learn from one another at the summit.

The daylong event had GLOW club members from across Nigeria come together to celebrate their strengths and explore the positive impact they could have in their communities as they seek to improve the world at large via advocacy, public speaking and confidence building.

The focus of this year’s story summit was ‘Celebrating the Story of the Girl Child’. The girls participated in activities that highlighted their exceptional leadership abilities. Among the many impeccable things, the girls did were writing letters to their future selves, learning to persevere in the face of adversity and grasping the concept of leadership.

Also speaking, Programme Coordinator of Friedrich Ebert Stifung in Nigeria, Ms. Juliana Anosike, praised the girls for their efforts. She emphasised that whenever problems relating to the girl child have to be tackled, they should be brought to the table to find solutions together.

“They should also be given opportunities to speak and by so doing, amplify their voices,” she added.

According to Mr. Isaac Aliyu, a Senior Legislative Aide to Senator Nora Daduut representing Plateau South, when a girl receives an education, she gives birth not only to the best children in the community but also to young people who would carry on her legacy.

One of the facilitators at the event, Peace Ozegbe, noted that the dreams and aspirations of the girl child were valid.

“We are significant, we are valuable, we are deserving of the chance to shine brightly and we should be given that chance,” she said.