Speaking Out for Girls: Ruth Egbedi
I'll like to start by saying a very big thank you to Action Health Incorporated and GVI Lagos for the opportunity given to us.
I have always longed for the opportunity to make an impact in whatever way I can.
I learned a lot from this training, talking about Communication skills, teamwork, how to make researches, using my voice to create change, and a lot more. Working with team members was awesome, it was great having people of like-minds and it was easier achieving our goal.
After the COVID-19 lockdown, I started a monthly meeting in June 2020 with young girls between the ages of 8-13 years in my community to talk to them about their rights, speaking out when abused\harassed and life skills. I taught them about their bodies, where to make reports of harassment, things to avoid, and lots more. Many girls now confide in me and we have had four meetings so far with the attendance of 10-15 persons per meeting.
Thank you so much for making me a role model. ~ Egbedi Ruth