Globacom, has collaborated with foremost specialised ICT magazine, eBusiness Life, to commemorate this year’s edition of the International Day of the Girl Child.
Both outfits came together to hold an interactive capacity-building session for pupils of select secondary schools in Lagos.
This, according to a statement from Globacom, is consistent with the company’s commitment to promoting women empowerment and capacity building, especially in the area of ICT.
Speaking at the occasion, an accomplished educationist and former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Princess Adebisi Sosan, had only words of accolades for Globacom for supporting the initiative, which was held at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos on Thursday.
She said: “I give kudos to Glo for supporting this noble objective. Girls are the moulders of society, the homemakers, the ones that make the world great, the ones that promote peace and stability in the world. I am delighted the United Nations set aside October 11 every year as the International Day of the Girl Child to help draw attention to the plight of girls. I am happy that through the support of organisations like Globacom we are able to join the rest of the world to mark this day.”
Also speaking at the ceremony, Globacom’s representative and Manager, Public Sector, Lagos, Mrs. Justina Abdulateef encouraged participants to rise above stereotypes and discriminations that had deterred many girls from pursuing their dreams.
The Convener of the forum and Publisher of e-Business Life magazine, Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro, in her remarks said the objectives of the International Girl Child Day were “to spread awareness about issues faced by girls and to promote girls’ empowerment and fulfillment of their human rights while also highlighting the challenges that girls all over the world face.”