A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Society for Human Advancement and Creativity Organisation (SHACO), has urged every girl child to redefine themselves against all odds in their society. Mr Mark Akande, the Coordinator of the NGO gave the advice when its members visited the Royal Spry College, Toga Zanmu, and Josad’s Heritage Int’l Schools in Povita, Badagry.
The visit was to mark this year’s International Day of the Girl-Child in Lagos. According to the coordinator, today’s girls are changing the status quo ante, they are redefining the girlhood and they are doing it against all odds. Still, they persist; they persevere and they are succeeding. They are trying to tell the world that just like boys, girls can become lawyers, doctors and engineers.
Also speaking, the Director of Royal Spry College, Prince Wale Adesina, said it was no longer news that girls were been celebrated in our society.
Adesina said that the education of the Girl-Child no longer ends in the kitchen. He added that girls
had begun to rise to the tops as countries were now producing female presidents, doctors, lawyers, judges and engineers.
The Principal, Josad’s Heritage Int’l School, Mr Odion Uwoghiren, thanked the organisation for coming to celebrate the day with the girls. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the International Day of the Girl-Child is celebrated annually on Oct. 11. It aimed at creating awareness on issues facing girls internationally, particularly, in education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights.