Girl-Child Marriage: NGO warns female Students on Dangers

As parts of efforts instituted to reduce the trend of early girl child marriage in south east, Nigeria, a Non-Governmental Organization ‘’Anambra Girls Connect’’ has advocated that female students should be made to know the intrinsic dangers embedded in submitting to infant motherhood.
They are advised to be resolute and ensure they shun any form of inducement or family challenges that may subdue them to the danger of entering into early marriage.
The group whose proclivity over the years have been to educate and infuse confidence in girl child of school ages to be equipped with the knowledge of  its environment and put up meaningful ideas that will affect its society positively.

The Anambra Girls Connect organization visited St. John of God Secondary Awka, to mark their year International girl child day.
Addressing the school pupil, the leader of the delegation, ,Miss Onyinyechi Chigbo admonished the female students to get inspired by notable women in the country who are doing well in their different field of endeavor, while noting the danger inherent in early marriage by infant mothers.  
Miss Chigbo who spoke on this year United Nations International day for girl child, with the theme  “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”, said the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability was laudable.
The leader of the group tasked the female students to take their future by surprise, by ensuring they are not lured to doing what may hinder them from becoming the leaders they inspire to become, adding that the danger in early marriage for adolescent pupil would amount to a creature without direction of knowing the essence of her creation.
Other resource persons who spoke at the event took time to enlighten the female students to ensure they are not coaxed to doing what may stand at the wheel of their progress, however noted that an educated mind remains an informed mind who has the well-withal to determine what the future owns for her as a learned citizen of the country.
Among other resource persons who spoke at the visit were Ifunanya Okpokwasili (Programme Director), Koffi Kingsley ( PRO)
Vivian Ezeani (Secretary), Nwafor Rhoy (Media Director), while Amb. Arinze Clems (BoT Board Director) SA to The Governor on Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation was the representative of government to the school.


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