Special Assistant, SA to the Governor of Delta State, His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on the Girl Child Development, Barr. Sarah Smooth has taken the Girl Child Education to the creeks of Niger Delta, particularly Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
Barr. Sarah Smooth, the hardworking SA embarked on the journey yesterday in comany of Alumi members of the National Association of Ijaw Female Students, NAIFS Warri chapter while commemorating the 2019 International Girl Child Day.
Some of the communities visited include Zado Secondary School, Oboro; Okpokunu Secondary School; Enekorogha Grammar School as well as Esuku Primary School, Tuomo all in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Liberator Newspaper can report that notebooks and other writing materials worthing hundreds of thousands was distributed to each of the four schools visited by Barr. Sarah and her team members.
It would be recalled that the 2019 International Girl Child Day is tagged “Girl Force: Unscripted And Unstoppable”.
Speaking to the students in their various schools, Barr. Sarah had charged the students to take their education very important, stressing that education remains the bedrock of all development.
She also advised the students to abstain from early sex, early marriage, premature pregnancy but to rather focuss on building themselves to become great in the near future, she maintains that if there are great women in the World and Nigeria, the students can also become great by working hard on themselves by taking their education more serious above other things.
Sarah also spoke on other issues such as sexual abuse, genital mutilation, violence, hygiene and how to take care of their health.
The Liberator Newspaper can report that the International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of Girls and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl Child.
The observation supports more opportunity for girls and increases awareness of gender inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence against women and forced child marriage.
The celebration of the day also “reflects the successful emergence of girls and young women as a distinct cohort in development policy, programming, campaigning and research.”