This year 2020 International Day of the girl Child theme My voice , our equal future we celebrated with the world in one of the rural communities in Abuja Nigeria , Some of the girls I worked. with walked up to me and said "Ma I would have been worth nothing and without direction, not sure what the future holds for me but for your mentorship". And I was taken aback by their words, so during our discussion she said we would want to make a request , and I asked what was it and they said, "Can you take time to come to our community and talk to some of the girls, and I asked why? And they said most of them have become pregnant during COVID-19 stay at home, and we are sure some would get married and would never go back to school, but what if you come it might change a lot of things. So I planned with my team to go to their community on the 10th of October to celebrate the Girl Child and we informed the community leader of that area and we invited parent but only few mothers showed up. There was a need to get all stake holders involved so you are sure they would also be on the look out to encourage the girls.
We told the girls how they were Hero's and had Girl Power. We showed them a compilation of the achievement of some. of the girls who also live in that community and had travelled out of the country to represent Nigeria in various STEM (Science, Technology , Engineering and Mathematics ) and after the short watch some of the girl where Challenged and they began asking questions and where ready to learn immediately . We also had a STEM activity conner where we turned bananas to musical instrument and we had another conner where we showed how ballons can be pierced without a burst , we had the boat on water demonstrating buoyancy and the girls participated in all the activities and they blown away , some of them have signed up for the programs . We had about 120 girls in attendance .