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Girl Child Day: Group Urges Empowerment of Girls



A non governmental organization (NGO) FAN Foundation has advocated empowerment of girls recognizing their power and potential.

The group also emphasised that more efforts should be made to provide the girl child with needed support and environment to thrive.

In a congratulatory letter signed on Wednesday in Enugu, on Wednesday to mark 2023 International Day of the Girl Child, the founder of the NGO, Dr. Favour Ugwuanyi, said: “let us all commit to supporting and empowering girls to achieve their full potential and making our world a more equitable and inclusive place for all”
The day, declared by the United Nations, is marked every October 11 to promote the rights of girls and address the challenges they face.

Ugwuanyi, said, ‘”today, the world comes together to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, marking a significant milestone in the history of women’s empowerment.

“This annual observance underscores the pivotal role that girls play in society when they are nurtured and empowered to break boundaries.

Ugwuanyi, emphasized the importance of this day, stating, “May God grant families the wisdom and means to provide a bright future for their daughters. This day serves as a reminder of our duty to ensure they receive the opportunities and rights they rightfully deserve.”

The International Day of the Girl Child recognizes the significance, power, and potential of adolescent girls by advocating for increased opportunities for them. It also seeks to address the gender-based challenges that girls face worldwide, including issues such as child marriages, limited access to education, violence, and discrimination.

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“Celebrated globally, this day provides an essential platform for underprivileged girls to raise their voices and demand equality in terms of rights, education, and health. It serves as a catalyst for advancing girls’ human rights and spotlighting gender-related issues,” said Dr. Favour.

Counseling for Stronger Families:
FAN Foundation’s counseling services have been instrumental in reuniting families and mending broken homes. With a team of dedicated professionals, the foundation provides a safe space for families to address conflicts, fostering healthier relationships.

Empowering Youth Through Education:
The foundation’s commitment to education is evident through scholarships and financial aid provided to deserving youth, ensuring they have access to quality education. This initiative has opened doors to countless opportunities for young minds.

Skill Acquisition Training and StartUp Capital:Recognizing the importance of practical skills, the Foundation provides Skill Acquisition Training to equip young individuals with the tools they need to succeed in today’s competitive world. StartUp Capitals are also offered, enabling aspiring entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality.

Empowering Women for a Better Society: the Foundation has been at the forefront of molding young women into role models, nurturing them to become good wives and ideal mothers. By empowering women, the foundation is creating a ripple effect of positive change throughout society.

As the group continues to extend its reach and impact, its mission of creating a brighter and more prosperous society is becoming a reality. On this International Day of the Girl Child, let us remember the importance of empowering girls and ensuring they have the opportunities and rights they deserve.

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