A Non Governmental Organization (NGO) Owe Ladies Development Initiatives (OLD) has commenced a mentorship program to ensure that Owe girl – child in Kabba metropolis gets the right mentor to be successful in life.
This was disclosed yesterday at a program by the NGO with the theme, The Successful Girl-Child, held in Kabba, Kogi State.
President of the organization, Mrs Folashade Shinkaiye commended the commitment, enthusiasm and determination of its members to make a difference for Owe girls.
According to her, “Owe Ladies Development Initiatives is an integral part of the program conceived by Kabba Development Union, an umbrella body that drives the development process of Kabba community and anchored by Hajia Isa Mayomi to do among other things; create platforms for the Girl-Child to realize their vision in life especially the vulnerable young girls in the community.
Mrs Shinkaiye said the summit is aimed at galvanizing Owe Young Girls to overcome the ills that is obvious within the society, pointing out that the adolescent girls faces significant disadvantages because of their age, gender, ethnic background, self identity, income disparity of their parents among other compounded factors.
“To catch them young, the organization targeted the secondary schools female students hence they drew over hundred young girls from secondary schools in Kabba metropolis to participate in the epoch making event.
“The organization will be fulfilled when in the nearest future, Owe Girls become big players in advancing the various sectors in their communities and of the global space – science technology, engineering, mathematics, humanity, creativity, sports and other physical expression etc. The NGO will work in conjunction with their partners to grant Owe Girls all the opportunities it needs to be successful in life.”
She said over fifty Owe sons and daughters have donated generously for the organization to achieve it’s aims and objectives, promised that the fund under her leadership will be judiciously used to better the lot of Owe Girl-Child and called on other well meaning individuals, corporate and international organizations to support the initiatives of promoting girl child in the society.