Thursday, 26 September 2013

2013 International Day of the Girl Child

The fulfillment of Girls’ Right to education is first and foremost an obligation and very important for sustainable economic growth. There is also overwhelming evidence that Girls’ Education, especially at the Secondary level, is a powerful transformative force for societies and girls themselves.

In view of this, Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YiSHDA) is organizing a Two-Days event to commemorate the 2013 International Day of the Girl-Child with the theme: “Innovating for Girls Education”. From 11-12th October 2013

1. A Seminar that will bring together 150 Female Students from 10 Secondary Schools in the Federal Capital Territory with the goal to provide an opportunity for the Girl-Child to discuss key challenges they face every day as Girls with the help of notable Panelists. The seminar will address four key areas: Education, Health, Girls Right, and Empowerment.

2. A Novelty Football Match for Girls as part of our contribution to grassroots sport development in Abuja-Nigeria in partnership with the FCT Sport Council.

Innovation will be an important strategy in addressing the nature and scale of barriers girls continue to face and in ensuring they receive an education commensurate with the challenges of the 21st century.As the world evaluates gaps in achieving the global goals for gender equality in education and defines an agenda post-2015, it is critical that innovation is harnessed to improvise solutions that are not only more creative, but also more effective, efficient, sustainable and just in achieving demonstrable results for improving girls’ education.  

While there has been significant progress in improving girls’ access to education over the last two decades, many girls, particularly the most marginalized, continue to be deprived of this basic right. Girls in many countries are still unable to attend school and complete their education due to safety-related, financial, institutional and cultural barriers. Even when girls are in school, perceived low returns from poor quality of education, low aspirations, or household chores and other responsibilities keep them from attending school or from achieving adequate learning outcomes. The transformative potential for girls and societies promised through girls’ education is yet to be realized.

The International Day of the Girl Child 2013 will provide a platform to raise awareness of the importance of innovation in advancing girls’ education and promoting learning and empowerment.

Join Us as we celebrate the Girl Child.

Call +2347068007945, +2348051522484, +2348033581704 and +2348035621381 for more information.

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