In accordance with the 1984 universal human rights declaration, access to education is one of the basic human rights, with article 26 clearly stating that every individual is entitled to the right to access free education at least in basic and foundational stages (U.N 1984).
Despite all these efforts, many Nigerian girl-child still suffer various obstacles to access and attain quality and compulsory education.
Finding solutions to the challenges facing Girl-Child education in Nigeria informed the CONVERSATION, a KAFTAN TV show which had in appearance our Board Chair, Halima IBRAHIM who shared very powerful and penetrating perspective on the subject.
Take a look at the interview below:
Wednesday witnessed one of the most insightful and very educating TV interviews as our Board Chair, Halima Abba shared some of the most disruptive and penetrating perspective on the subject of Girl Child Empowerment in commemoration of the 11th October International Day of the Girl Child.
To Halima Abba, the concept of Girl child empowerment deserves a more holistic and deliberate approach.
It is worthy of note that while we encourage the girl child to leverage technology and go after her dreams in order to maximise opportunities around her without limits just as this year’s IDGC theme, “Digital Generation. Our Generation” urges, it is important to bring the boys in the conversation and encourage them to learn, understand and appreciate the peculiarities of the girl child while creating an enabling environment for girls to live, exist, and evolve within their creative spaces, says Halima Abba.
Her perspective of Girl Child empowerment is reflective in the Bridge Programme, the Skills Outside School Foundation’s flagship education intervention programme deployed to government secondary schools.
Testimonials abound from the Bridge Ambassadors who were also on air at The Vatican Radio to speak about their digital journeys Skills Outside School Foundation is the leading African education, employability and entrepreneurship organization with a vision for a productive human capital driving transformational socio-economic development globally.
Which works through 3 core pillars – interventions, data and advocacy. Through direct programs and partnerships, the Halima Chaired organisation has in many ways exemplified her perspective of Girl Child Empowerment as seen in its partnership with UNICEF on differnt counts to deliver a multi-faceted project which was deployed in a number of northern states.
The project includes He4She, Girls Education Project (GEP) and G4G. The He4She group is a support system of boys who support the enrolment, retention and completion of basic education of the girls in schools.
As an organisation, this is our position as we thrive to build a productive human capital building on the leadership Halima so selflessly provides. Join Halima Abba today in building human capital driving transformational socio-economic development globally.
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Fatima, the first of 8 children, is the first in her family to get to university studying to become an accountant.
Many of her cousins her age are married with children. Her parents are both uneducated. Fatima graduated as her school’s Amira, head girl and VP of several clubs and societies.
She was one of the few students to be accepted onto MIT/ Harvard’s impact lab program for youth.
Fatima supports all her 7 siblings, mostly girls, through her catering skills.Because of her, all her siblings are in school.
According to UNICEF, one in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria. More than 70% of 10.5 million out-of-school children in Nigeria are in the North and more than 50% of these numbers are girls.
Fatima is one of the 5.25 million girls, who without Skills Outside School Foundation’s intervention would not have these opportunities.
They would lose out on education, remain disempowered, be married in their teens or worse, be abused.
Fatima is one of the students we have impacted through generous donations and support of amazing volunteers, mentors, trainers and other partners like you.
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Augus 12th was marked globally as the International Youth Day (IYD) and we joined the world’s teeming youthful population to lend our voice to the very timely theme for the year tagged “ Transforming Food Systems; Youth Innovation and Planetary Health”.
Our interventions Heads, Rose Daniel, Shekinah Aziagba and Edidiong Simeon had a very robust conversation around dimensioning food systems along their value chains with respect to education, enterprise ,then innovation and challenges.
You can listen to the whole programme here using the Dropbox link to the recording of the show:
Intro: Click Here To Listen
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