International Day of the Girl Child Commemoration
In commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child, K&TRC organized an impactful and informative event at Saint Louis Grammar School and for Girls living with hearing impairment Akure High School in Akure. This events aimed to empower the young girls with knowledge about Gender-Based Violence, the importance of leadership, their well-being as girls, their rights as children, and menstrual hygiene. The event sought to provide a comprehensive understanding of the vital topics needed to equip these young girls for a better future.
The event commenced with an informative session on Gender-Based Violence. The students were educated about what Gender-Based Violence is, its various forms, and the severe consequences it has on victims and society. They were also provided with practical tips on how to prevent it and what to do if they ever experience a case of Gender-Based Violence. The objective was to raise awareness about this critical issue and empower the girls to protect themselves and support others.
The students were encouraged to aspire to become leaders in their communities and society. They received lectures on the importance of leadership. How they, as young girls, can play significant roles in shaping a better future. Additionally, the well-being of the girl child was emphasized, promoting self-confidence and personal growth.
Each student was given a pamphlet detailing their human rights. This resource was designed to educate them on the rights and protections they are entitled to as individuals. The pamphlet served as a valuable reference for the girls, enabling them to be aware of their rights and to stand up for them.
A dynamic and engaging question and answer session followed the educational segments. This session allowed the students to seek clarification on any topics they found confusing or wanted to explore further. The interactive nature of the session promoted active learning and engagement.
The event also featured the distribution of a captivating storybook. The students had so much interest on the cover of the book, motivating them to participate actively. The storybook addressed the topic of menstrual hygiene in a relatable and accessible manner. This ensured that the girls understood the importance of proper hygiene during menstruation. By the end of the day, each child had a pad to herself.
The International Day of the Girl Child event at Saint Louis Grammar School, Akure, organized by K&TRC, was a success. It provided the students with essential knowledge about Gender-Based Violence, leadership, well-being, their rights, and menstrual hygiene. The combination of educational sessions, a human rights pamphlet, and an engaging storybook left a lasting impact on the students, empowering them to become informed, confident, and proactive individuals. This event was a crucial step in building a brighter future for the girl child in Nigeria.