Coupled with different Anti-social vices that had been happening across the globe particularly among girl child in Nigeria as a whole, The Golden Integrated Empowerment Foundation, a non-profit making and non-governmental based organization in Lagos, launches it’s 10years capacity building project for the girl child on Saturday 30th of April, 2022.
The empowerment programme which is part of the pet-project of the foundation focuses on training on different skills, mentorship programme in a bid to reduce early marriage and encourage them to become a better version of themselves.
In a interview with the Convener of the foundation, Ms Patricia Okosodo, she affirmed that the programme was birthed to help in changing the wrong narrative about girl child in the society. She explained further that the major focus of the project is basically on mentorship which would be geared towards giving the girl child the necessary skills needed to survive in the society at large.
To her, “Empowering the girl child is fundamental because the girl child is gifted without boundaries. To maximize the potentials in her, she must be deliberately educated, empowered, mentored, nurtured, and encouraged to be a better part of herself so that she can be accepted and respected in the society”. In her statement and I quote ” When this is done, it is certain that this will help the society at large and contribute immensely to nation building in many ways. They will be able to solve the problem of unemployment, building a healthy family, self confidence and participating in major leadership positions in the society.
In her statement she noted, that the essence of this programme is to increase the involvement in volunteering among other objectives. She further appreciated all the April donors of the programme and reel of relevant information of the foundation for public consumption.
Special thanks to Barr. Ade Ayeni Secretary to Igbogbo Baiyeku LCDA, Mrs Salvador, Mrs Ose Aisen our sponsors and donors and our ever supportive board and volunteers for their immeasurable support. We pray that God will continue to increase you on all sides.