Girl2Girl Empowerment Movement (G2G) joined the 2017 commemoration of Day of the African Child June 16 with the Theme: “Accelerating Protection, Empowerment and Equal Opportunities for Children in Africa by 2030 “. The National Theme was “Leh We Join Hand for Mek Pikin Beteh”.
This event brought together 150 Members of G2G networks from the six operational communities of G2G and some about 9 key stakeholders including parents local chiefs and councilors. The main purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the importance of education to the girl child and to solicit support from these stakeholders for the protection of girls against violence and support conducive community environment for girls’ education and growth. who made commitment to support the education of the girl child as way to empower them. Some of such speakers were, the Councilor for 382 – Grey Bush, the M&E Officer of Advocacy Movement Network one of our partners and one parent. The councilor spoke on their role as political leaders in the promotion of education and welfare of girls. The M&E officer focused on the importance of protecting the girl child which he said is the responsibility of the parents and the community. Another inspirational speaker was a parent who spoke on this year’s National theme “Leh We Join Hand for Mek Pikin Beteh”. He emphases on the collaborative efforts to ensure that our girls and young women become responsible and productive citizen.