On October 11, 2020, in celebration of International Day of the Girl Child, four of our university mentees hosted a radio discussion on helping girls break barriers. The composure, the knowledge, the engagement, the passion was phenomenal.
During covid-19 and being away from university for many months was quite struggle. In order to give them some engagement we conducted some lunch meetings where we discussed everything from staging social experiments on women’s leadership to radio programming. To be able to host our first radio program on such a significant day; and to witness these young women already paying it forward by mentoring younger girls, was an experience that made us really proud and even more committed to this work.
Connecting women and bridging the generational gap is already bearing fruit, and it is a sure way to create more leaders. The work is worth it!
Princess Magdalene Momoh, Jeneba Musa, Esther B.R. Forna and Marie Dumbuya all attending University of Makeni, demonstrated what it means when they say mentoring matters. The show they executed was organized only over two day and two meetings yet they sounded like they’ve been presenting for years.
The calls and texts also demonstrated that the discussion was well received by the listening public.
“..Rape, sexual penetration, sexual harrasment and other other forms of violences against girls is sad. Disheartening to say the least. Irrespective of the frantic effort and the gallant strives made to stop this inhuman, ungodly, and demoralizing act, the worse keeps happening. As much as we are poised to protect all girls, we should stand to ensure their EMPOWERMENT and WELL BEING through advocacy and diverse means.”
Desmond Alfred Jonathan Farma
Thank you to Radio Mankene, Makeni 95.1 FM, and we hope they will gladly host us again. Check out the story on our Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGPAA_DJnK8/?igshid=1jrjg2vzoxmpk