A non profit Organisation, Young Anambra Women For Impact yesterday, 11th October, 2022 at Sacred Heart College Nteje, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State marked the international girl child day with the students of the school.
The event holds annually on the 11th of October to celebrate the importance and unique place of the girl child in an optimal society.
The event is used also to acknowledge the challenges young girls face in the society and to proffer solutions to then.
Speaking on this year’s theme ‘ OUR TIME IS NOW: OUR RIGHTS, OUR FUTURE ‘ the founder of the organisation Ms. Chidimma Sunshine Oramali encouraged the young girls to take charge of their future. In her words:
“Fellow girls, we can do this,
We are the pride of nature and every society,
The multiplier of all things good,
We give birth life and light,
We are the moulders and shapers of humans and invariably the world”,
“We are the embodiment of strength and resilience,
We are the glory of all God’s creatures,
Infact, we run the world.
And today in unison and one voice we ask the society to”,
“See us first as humans before any gender classification,
See the strength in our fragile physical built before calling us weak and inferior”,
“Give us our childhood before exposing us to motherhood, Send us to school before sending us to become wives. Correct us with love before thinking of the rod. Tap into our essence and bring out the best in us”,
“We know there is always room for improvement in development, therefore, we plead that they give us girls”, she said
Other speakers at the event include: Women Rights Activist / YAWI Media Officer Charley Mandy, Deputy TC Chairman of Oyi Local Government Area Hon Mrs Chidimma Mkpoechina, The Omu or Anioma HRM Omu Martha Dunkwu Who sent in a video message and Favour Uzochukwu Ozoemena.
The Rector of Federal Polytechnic Oko Engr Dr Francisca Unoma Nwafulugo also sent in a video message, Hon .Dr Peter Ibida of Anambra State House of Assembly and Barr Queen Agulefo / YAWI Legal Adviser.
Thanking the organisation, the manager of the school Rev. Fr. Kizito Ezeaniekwe Appreciated the efforts of the organisation towards bringing the programme to his students whom he noted will be greatly encouraged by what they have heard and more also from the examplary and enviable lives the organisers are leading in the society.
YAWI Team granted scholarship to indigent students –
Okoli Rita Chidimma – JS2
Ebelide Sylvester – SS1.