Kakalistiq.com reports that on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, a dedicated team of The Emerald Blazers, led by BOT Chairman Hon. Muyiwa Okesanya and Mrs. Oluwaseun Samuel, gathered at the prestigious Archbishop Abiodun Adetiloye Comprehensive College in Igbooye, Epe, to commemorate the 2023 edition of the International Day of the Girl Child.
This event served as an invaluable opportunity to empower and enlighten the next generation, particularly young girls, about the critical issues surrounding gender equality, social vices, and the path towards positive change.
International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated globally on October 11 each year, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about the rights and empowerment of girls. It serves as a reminder of the pressing need to address numerous challenges faced by girls, including gender discrimination, inequality, and the deprivation of basic human rights.
During the event, the students of Archbishop Abiodun Adetiloye Comprehensive College, Igbooye, had the privilege of engaging in discussions and activities that shed light on these crucial issues. The program was designed to sensitize and reorient young minds toward a more equitable and just society.
The theme of the International Day of the Girl Child 2023, “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-Being,” underscores the significance of empowering young girls and recognizing their potential as future leaders and change-makers.
The response from the students was nothing short of inspiring. Their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and participate in discussions highlighted the importance of such initiatives in fostering a culture of gender equality and empowerment among the youth.
The Principal of Archbishop Abiodun Adetiloye Comprehensive College, Mr. Soetan Victor, expressing appreciation for the program, stated, “Events like these are crucial in shaping the minds of our students and instilling the values of equality and empowerment. We are proud to host this commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child and hope to see our students grow into leaders who champion these ideals.”
The celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child at Archbishop Abiodun Adetiloye Comprehensive College in Igbooye, Eredo LCDA, Epe represents a pivotal step in the ongoing journey toward a more inclusive and equitable society.
Empowering the youth, particularly young girls, with knowledge and awareness is an investment in a brighter future where gender equality is not just a dream but a reality.