To commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child, the Green Girl Company Limited organised her first edition of the Raising Girls Summit on October 11, at the Incubator Event Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The 2019 Raising Girls Summit was organised solely to tackle fundamental issues impeding the mental and social evolvement of the girl-child in Nigeria and the African continent at large.
The CEO of the Green Girl Project and also Ex-Beauty Queen, Dr. May Ikeora, in her opening remarks welcomed the attendees that comprised of teenage girls from various secondary schools in Nigeria, school owners and important stakeholders partnering with the organizers.
Several panel discussions manned by prominent individuals with a keenness for the girl-child was held. The panellists included Nigeria’s most popular blogger and entrepreneur, Linda Ikeji, SYNLAB International’s Eugene Mayer, Founder of Heal for Africa, Dr. Kelechi Okoro, to mention a few.
The various topics discussed were “Raising Girls to be Healthy and Confident”, “Raising Girls to be Aware and Strong” and “Raising Girls to be Educated and Empowered”.
Also, CEO of Louise Marie Stage School, Miss Temi Conde, had a session with the teenage girls, teaching them choreography with the popular and emancipating hit track by Beyonce, “Who Runs the World”.
The summit also involved Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), tutelage, that helped in empowering the girls on the right career path.
In all, not less than two thousand teenage guests including young girls were impacted with the right message to take on the future.
Other special guests present at the Raising Girls Summit were Director-General of NAPTIP, Julie Okah-Donli, CEO Bestman Games, Nimi Akinkugbe and UNESCO Representative, Roland Kayanja,