Let us put in place a support system

Stella Uzochukwu-Denis
Posted September 1, 2020 from Nigeria

Empowering women and girls  has become more necessary than ever , a  mentor who encourages  and  believes in them have helped to free them from the  greatest obstacles , which is  low self esteem in which girls are held by belief passed to them by the generation before them or tradition.

I applauds the tremendous global gains made by women who can hold other women in their hands and walk the stairs by cultivating skills supporting  changes in behaviors, customs, policies in the societies around them, develop the girls and are there to  guide those efforts.

Mine is an explicit commitment to encourage girls and women to help them achieve  their dreams , as I am a product of such an ecosystem, and because this marginalized segment of the human population deserves no less,  their importance as contributors to the achievement of social and economic goals can not be overlooked, Why stand with one leg when you are balanced with two is the question. 

Learning for me as a mentor has been a handshake,  their has been a  considerable intelligence, talent,  drive, plans and aspirations, from the girls so far, given opportunity, encouragement and resources,  girls can challenge and overcome many of the limitations that are imposed upon them. The girls I have worked with have emerged the recent Global Innovators Award winner by Society of Women Engineers.


This story was submitted in response to Stronger Together.

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Busayo Obisakin
Sep 01
Sep 01

Dear Stella,
Kudos to you for the wonderful work you are doing among the girls! Well done.

Thank you so much ma, I am just following your footsteps and thank you for your speech in Ghana some years back i was in the audience listening to you attentively, how you consciously learnt to use technology . Good to meet you again here.

Tamarack Verrall
Sep 01
Sep 01

Dear Stella,
When I see you, so confident, so talented, so knowledgeable, so determined to share what you know with others already in your young life, I feel such hope for the future. Big congrats for all you are doing. The girls you are working with are so lucky, and we are lucky to have you here with us.

Dear Tamarack,
Thank you so much for your kind words, I appreciate all your encouragement they are priceless .

Regina Afanwi Young
Sep 02
Sep 02

Hello Stella, I agree with you that empowering women and girls has become more necessary than ever. Lots of girls and women has lost self esteem and its only by good works like what you are doing that they can regain that and forge ahead.
Keep up with the good job my dearest sister

Hello Regina,
Thank you so much, I know you also operate in this ecosystem , Yes we all are joining hands to encourage these girls, I celebrate you, keep at it , You are blessed.

Nini Mappo
Sep 02
Sep 02

Haa.. Women who can hold the hands of other women and walk the stairs!!

You are that woman, making more of such women. Good on you!

Hey my dear,
I know you are part of this system we can only change the world with women like you all over the world. Well done my dear!

Sep 07
Sep 07

Hello Dear Stella. wonderful work fro women and girls. kudos to you. more grace and more wining.

Hey Chidimma,
Thank you so much, you rock Lady!

Sep 08
Sep 08

Hello Stella,
I hope you are doing well.
Congratulations on your mentoring and your team for winning.

"given opportunity, encouragement and resources, girls can challenge and overcome many of the limitations that are imposed upon them. The girls I have worked with have emerged the recent Global Innovators Award winner by Society of Women Engineers"

This quote above from your write up is so true. Many girls thrive with the right opportunity and resources given to them.
Keep impacting.

Hello Arrey-Echi
Thank you so much, and congratulations too, and to your student. Great work you are doing.