The World is home to more than 1.1 Billion girls under the age of 18 (according to the United Nations) who have potentials to become the largest generation of female leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers. October 11 is set aside to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for this year is “My Voice: Our Equal Future”.
Girls Should Thrive Initiative (GiST) is a Nonprofit Organization Founded and Pioneered by Mrs. Jennifer Agunloye Okoliko, is dedicated to raising female leaders and change makers in underserved communities. They achieve this through Education, Entrepreneurship and Technology, resident in Kano state, Nigeria. One of their women led initiatives is their Health for Her Project which is aimed at Sensitizing girls on their effects of poor health and wellbeing and educating them on ways to mitigate and care sustainably for themselves.
This year, they will be hosting the Project as a Conference in Kano state at Tahir Guest Palace to engage Stakeholders, Policy makers and Beneficiaries to drive solutions to issues bothering the girl child and its impact on her voice. The Project Conference will have 3 Focus Areas on robust discussions on issues bothering around Rape, Teenage Pregnancy and Menstrual Hygiene.
The Conference will be Partnership with relevant stakeholders, Keynote Speakers, Panels Sessions on these issues on a National Level to drive conversations, foster policy discussions and changes can be made in implementing sustainable solutions. Some of the Panelist include: Barrister Salma Danbappha of FIDA, Dr. Maryam Nasir Aliyu, Mrs. Juliana Ogwuche, who will discussing issues bothering Rape. Aisha Tofa of Startup Kano, Dr. Taiwo Amole, Hajiya Hadiza Umar of SWODEN and Hajiya Fatima Abubakar, who will be discussing issues around Teenage Pregnancy and Ms. Naomi David, Hajiya Aisha Sagagi and Yasmin Obadaki of Mata who will discussing Menstrual Hygiene on community and National Level.
The Daughter of the State Governor: Dr. Amina Ganduje, Hajiya Mairo Bello, Founder of Adolescent Health and Information Projects as well as Alhaji Ibrahim Waiya (President of Kano state Civil Society) will be delivering the Keynote sessions.ChannelsTV, Bella Naija, 7Up, Cool FM, Wazobia FM have partnered with them on this Project.
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