FAME Foundation Celebrates IDG 2021 at LEA Primary School, Pana, Jabi Abuja
To mark the International Day of the Girl-child, FAME Foundation held a school outreach at the LEA Primary School Pana, Jabi Abuja.
The outreach was organized to mentor schoolgirls on education and technology, life skills, self-confidence, and also to launch the Sister Me! Project.
The event started at around 11 am, with the National Anthem and prayer, and it was anchored by Miss Folake Oyebade, the Volunteer Coordinator at FAME Foundation.
Opening remarks and introductions were done by the Executive Director of FAME Foundation, Ms. Aderonke Bello.
Hajiya Hauwa, the Headteacher of LEA Primary School, Pana, Abuja, gave a welcoming speech and went further to introduce the staff present at the event.
Following that, Ms. Aderonke Bello enlightened the girls on equality and the importance of education to the girl-child. She further emphasized that their no field or career for men only. As girls, they could take any career path they desire, regardless of gender stereotypes and societal validation.
Afterward, Ms. Zainab Minaise enlightened the girls on developing self-confidence. The girls were advised to value their education and work towards achieving their various future careers and goals.
Ms. Anna Mambula, the Programme Manager FAME Foundation, introduced the Sister Me! project. Sister Me! is a FAME Foundation project that involves the mentorship of young girls by professionals in their fields or careers of interest. The project will start with pupils of LEA Primary School, Kpana, Abuja, and interested girls were instructed to write down their details.
The program ended with a closing remark by Ms. Victoria Minaise, Chairperson, FAME Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and a friendly dance competition between classes.