The Executive Secretary, Youth Empowerment Foundation (YEF), an NGO, Mrs Iwalola Akin-Jimoh, has said that the organisation is set to target 40 schools across the country to equip the girl child on life skills and reproductive health.
Akin-Jimoh, who was represented by the YEF Programme Assistant, Miss Mofeoluwa Ojotu, disclosed this at a Goal Stakeholders Meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.
She said that the Goal project was meant to build the self confidence of the girl child so that they could stand up for themselves.
She said that for the 2023 activities, the organisation’s Goal project was aimed at reaching a target audience of 11,080 across sites.
“One of the things the project is aimed at achieving is actually to build self confidence and boldness in girls.
“A lot of these girls actually have low self esteem and with this the influence of peer pressure can set it and make them do things they are not meant to do.
“We have Goal handbooks we use in facilitating life skills in schools so that a lot of issues affecting the girl child can be addressed.
“In one of the particular module, we talk about communication, peer pressure, refusal skills, labelling and having a high self esteem and saying positive things to yourself. That alone instills boldness in them,” she said.
She added that one of the Goals taught in 2022 was largely on quiz competition which helped the girls show what they’ve learnt over the years while also expressing themselves in various other skills.
She, therefore, said that the platform was geared towards pooling students across board and developing their talents in various forms.
“We do refresher training so that the girls will be properly impacted and we also showcase the various celebrations and international days, and road walk with the children so as to build their self confidence in other fields,” she said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)
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