Gender inequality has always being my concern even when I was very young. I was not allowed to play football for example. When I got to the polytechnic, I found out that in my class, out of 118 Electrical Engineering students, only 9 of us are female and it was the same when I went for my degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering and this has always been a concern.
My inspiration to fight for Women’s rights and speak out came from my father who always encourages me as a girl child to be independent and empowered. Since then, I have always look for avenue to make my voice heard most especially when it comes to gender inequality and access to education.
I came across Voices of Our Future online and I said to my self, this is an avenue to reach out in my own capacity and contribute to women’s empowerment through the use of web 2.0
I know the world is now a global village and the use of ICT media tools is very important in advocacy work. I have determined within me to use my ICT knowledge and also learn more about ICT for intervention purposes in Nigeria most especially when it comes to girl-child education.
So for me, Voices of Our Future is like a training ground and a source of empowerment on how to reach our goals and make our voice heard!
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