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Adebola Williams, Grace-Charis Effah, Bolanle Olukanni, BBNAIJA Yousef and Saga, Oma Areh, others uphold ‘Girls With Period’

Adebola Williams, Grace-Charis Effah, Bolanle Olukanni, BBNAIJA duo, Yousef and Saga, Oma Areh, are among celebrities that graced

BBNaija’s Yousef with students at the Girls With Period event held in Lagos recently.

Adebola Williams, Grace-Charis Effah, Bolanle Olukanni, BBNAIJA duo, Yousef and Saga, Oma Areh, are among celebrities that graced a workshop hosted by Royal Daisy, a school club arm of ‘Girls With Period’ aimed at empowering young girls.

This year’s theme was: ‘Let’s Talk Period, Puberty and Peer pressure (The 3Ps).’

The event, it’s second edition, held at Tayo Adenirokun auditorium, University of Lagos was organised by the Not-for-Profit organisation ‘Girls With Period’, founded by Patricia Vin-Okopi.

Girls With Period’ is an initiative that aids in educating girls and women about menstrual hygiene, sex education, the importance of education and self-esteem, amongst others.

The event focused on expanding and sharing learning experiences among students from different schools.

The students were engaged in several educative and fun activities such as debate, Interviews, quizzes, spelling bees, cultural dance and choreography etc.

Chairman of the Board of directors for ‘Girls With Period’, Ifeoma ‘Oma Areh, in her keynote speech stated their goal for the event.

She said: “A lot of young girls begin to loose their confidence in their teenage years. It is our goal with the Royal Daisy 2.0 to empower the girl child and reach hundreds of thousands and eventually millions of women and girls across Africa with our message.”

Other notable guest speakers who graced the occasion are Dr. Damian Avar (Sabi Doctor), Dr. Etiobhio Ose and Dr. Somefun of The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

They spoke on topics ranging from period, puberty, press pressure, pad/menstrual hygiene, confidence, sexual reproductive health, gender equality, girl child education and empowerment.

Williams, who spoke on ‘African Power Girls – Finding and unleashing your greatness’, which was inspired by his book ‘African Power Girls’, buttressed that the book centres on stories of different African women, who have made impact and caused change on the continent and other parts of the world.

He further revealed that ‘African Power Girls’ was written to inspire and empower a generation of ‘African Power Girls. He later gave out several copies to students who attended the event to empower them.