Oct 11, 2019

Int’l Day of Girl Child: DICI, PIND, Take Celebrations to school.

Int’l Day of Girl Child: DICI, PIND, Take Celebration, Promotion of ‘Wins’ To Ugborikoko Secondary School. The female students of Ugnorikoko secondary school, Warri, have been charged to uphold their dignity and stand out in their academic pursuit in the contemporary Nigerian society. Mrs. Rachael Misan-Ruppee, Executive Director of Development Initiative for Community Impact (DICI), gave the counsel on Friday, 11th October, 2019, at the school hall, when DICI celebrated this year’s International Day of Girl Child with the female students of the school. She said that the theme of this year’s International Day of Girl Child: “#Girl Force – Unscripted & Unstoppable,” was aimed to enhancing the potentials of the girl child towards achieving their goals in the society. She stated that Ugborikoko secondary school was chosen for the celebration of the annual event in order to raise awareness about the importance of the Girl Child and making them a formidable voice in advancing the growth of humanity. Continuing, she told the enthusiastic female students that the International Day of the Girl Child aims to promote the values of the girl child and equip them with the right information and training they will rely upon in dousing the challenges being posed before them in the society. “You have begun the journey to achieving your future career, therefore, it is imperative you acquire the right training and character that will catapult you to stardom in the days ahead,” she stated. The event also featured the promotion of regular handwashing in schools, with a rider: “Wins” (Wash in Schools). It was an exposition that emphasized health benefits of proper hygiene and sanitation. In his presentation, the Programme Coordinator at PIND, Mr. John Nwamuo, enlightened the students about the importance of regular washing of hands in promoting good health. He said: “I am here today to tell you the importance of regular washing of hands to enable you live a healthy life. I encourage you to make handwashing part of your everyday life. There is the popular saying that ‘when you train a girl child, you train a nation’ which buttresses what I am doing now by educating you on the benefits of handwashing. “The truth is, the girl child is very important in the home because she does the cooking. Meaning, if she does not wash her hands properly before cooking the food, it will not be safe for eating. Therefore, you can help yourselves, your loved ones and families stay healthy by washing your hands often, especially during these key times – before, during, and after preparing food, before eating food, and after using the toilet.” . . Read more at www.thebrief.com.ng/4411-2/

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