The journey so far (1)
Our girl leader , Adelaja Boluwatife shared her experience with girls voice initiative and how it has also helped her to help others. Here's what she had
to say ;
Hi , I'm Adelaja Boluwatife Ojuolape.
Girls Voices Initiative has positively impacted my life, family and community as a whole.
During the five days training, I was enlightened on attributes of a girl leader as well as qualities and attributes of a good leader. I learnt basic rights of a girl child which I wasn't aware of until the day we were taught. I learnt how I too can be an advocate, finding solutions to girls issues around me, respecting people's value(values clarification), steps involve in advocacy like; power mapping, target audience and development of message for decision makers.
More so, I learnt about communication skills; the 5C's(clear, connect, concise, compelling and continual). I learnt ways of identifying one's target goal and allies, also how to have an efficient advocacy by implementing, monitoring and evaluating ones' advocacy. I learnt how to use social media in creating change in our society through photography (pictures).
Also, after the training, I have been able to teach other girls in my school, community, church and my family members the basic rights of an individual, especially as a girl child. I made them understand ways they too can be involved in creating change within their environment and how to be assertive not aggressive. I explained to them steps and qualities in becoming a girl leader; being bold, assertive and outspoken.
Furthermore, I created awareness to the students in their midst about the policy which was implemented by the former governor of Lagos State, which is; Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy, whereas most of them were not aware of the policy. I made them know that the policy is to guard students against any form of violence or abuse , mostly in the aspect of sexual violence/abuse and the policy also ensures the student's confidentiality when cases are reported to the school authority.
Thanks Girls Voices Initiative
Thanks Rise up
Thanks Cummings women empowerment forum