In commemoration of the recently held International Girl-child Day, the Bimbo Odukoya Foundation empowered over 1,280 girls in Lagos, Sunday Ehigiator reports
The International Day of the Girl-child , also known as ‘Day of Girl’, is an internationally observed day declared by the United Nations, is commemorated every October 11 since 2012, to celebrate and advocate for the welfare of the girl-child.
This annual event is marked world over and Nigeria is no exception. Commemorating this event, Bimbo Odukoya Foundation held its annual Girls’ Empowered Conference; an initiative of the foundation aimed at promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), amongst female students in secondary schools.
The event which was held at the multipurpose hall of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju Lagos, had in attendance 1280 female student representatives from over 21 junior and senior secondary schools in Lagos and 217 teachers, sponsors and partners of the foundation.