The International Day of the Girl Child has been marked by World Bank Youth Forum (WBYF) to highlight the strengths, prospects and capacity in every girl child, especially in Nigeria, where the situation is devastating.
The programmed which was themed “With Her; A Skilled Girl Force”, took place at the World Bank country office in Asokoro, Nigeria. The girl child day event focused on identifying policies and structures from private and government institutions that can inspire innovations amongst young girls in our community.
One of the guest speakers for the program, Queen Chikezie Ijeoma, the founder and Convener of Help Keep Clean Foundation, spoke affectionately about the required assistance; necessary humanitarian gestures and proactive engagements needed to improve the overall conditions of girl children in Nigeria.
She stressed on the socio-economic and socio-political relevance of the girl child in any society, stating that the female gender is a force that must be carefully structured with skills that will help build a better future for herself and her entire community.
However, the event had the presence of representatives from international organisations, humanitarian institutions, government parastatals and volunteers. The program according to guests, did challenge relevant sectors in girl child development to resuscitate their commitments and inputs in the sector.
The former Miss United Nations World Habitat would be hosting National Health advancement conference which would provide a platform that will figuratively lead discusses and deliberations that can be innovatively utilised to counter the menace created on our health by the environment in which we find ourselves. The highly engaging conference with panel discussion from scholars will have the full participation of the Federal Ministry Of Health and Environment and will also be attracting different health professionals, medical practitioners, environmental consultants, health entrepreneurs, agencies, schools and the general public.