October 11th 2018 marked the International day of the Girlchild. (Theme “With Her: A Skilled Girl force“)
In the same month fortunately, I began mentoring girls in Secondary Schools through a program called Female and More. It is a product of Youngstars Development Initiative (based in Abuja).
For the girls, I seek to break the ICE around issues pertaining to the girl child especially such which have limited her. So we go by the acronym ICE which is to;
Inspire a healthy self esteem amongst girls
Challenge girls to solve problems and take on leadership roles
Enable girls aspire and pursue greatness.
For thirty days, participants read the amazing and inspiring stories of 30 African female icons daily. And during our session together, we discuss and share lessons learnt and wisdom gleaned.
Of course, in the few weeks we have spent together, I have seen remarkable changes in the girls, they are confident, courageous, intelligent, expectant and of course the have the desire to reach out for more…
The reason is simple; they are Female and More!