THE WORK OF A GIRL CHILD ADVOCATE.
Written by Okolie Angel Isioma - a girl child advocate.
All glory be to GOD for the success of my group advocacy work. Last week, an interactive community dialogue was held at Bolade, Oshodi concerning the issue of girls dropping out of school as a result of some factors like teenage pregnancy, poverty, shame of repeating a class and the likes.
At the community dialogue, the girls, parents, community leaders, the hourables: Hon. Animashaun Saheed and Hon. Mejindade Ganiu (Supervisor for Education) were in attendance. The girls stated their interest or love to go back to school while some said they would love to learn vocational trade.
The community leaders gave their commitment to their wishes and promised to do something to that effect.
Moreover, we made our move to the chairman of Oshodi Local Government, who gave his commitment that he will extend the sending of girls back to school to the government secondary schools in Oshodi community.
As law abiding citizens, we launched the hand washing stand in order for visitors and the inhabitants of the community to follow the Preventive measures of COVID19.
I love my advocacy, it enables me to meet people both affluent personalities and adolescent girls like me who need an advocate to speak for them in times of difficult situations.