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Award-winning Actress Toyin Abraham Supports Disadvantaged schoolgirls during UK visit

By Guardian Nigeria
18 January 2022   |   11:43 am
Not only did Toyin shut down the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich, London with her hit movie screening The Ghost and the Tout Too. Last week Monday, Toyin joined hands with a registered charity called Elevate Her UK to supply brand new school uniforms to girls from low-income households. The uniform giveaway was a way to…

Not only did Toyin shut down the Odeon Cinema in Greenwich, London with her hit movie screening The Ghost and the Tout Too.

Last week Monday, Toyin joined hands with a registered charity called Elevate Her UK to supply brand new school uniforms to girls from low-income households.

The uniform giveaway was a way to relieve parents of the financial burdens that the pandemic has caused so far.

Elevate Her UK provide support to vulnerable teenage girls and young women from disadvantaged backgrounds by offering mentoring, outreach and empowerment workshops.

They visit secondary schools to educate, inspire and motivate young people on current issues they may face.

Founder of Elevate Her UK, Ebony King says “Growing up I was a misunderstood young girl labelled as a troubled child and when I became a teenage mother, I had a lack of mental health support so being able to help young girls that are going through similar things that I went through makes me feel happy”.

The majority of the girls Elevate Her UK work with have experienced school exclusion, domestic abuse, gang grooming, mental health issues, drug abuse, teenage pregnancy and more.