The Spotlight Initiative with support from European Union and United Nations has enrolled 41 dropout girls back to school in Adamawa state to enable them to continue with their studies.
The beneficiaries are 13 from the senior section and 28 from the junior section who were provided with uniforms, shoes, socks, and writing materials and would continue with their studies for three years in Aliyu Mustapha College Yola.
The Enrollment program took place in Aliyu Mustapha College Yola, in the state capital over the week where dignitaries, and parents witnessed the event.
In her address, at the enrollment programme which took place at Aliyu Mustapha College Yola, the Senior programme officer of Spotlight, Minor Duamwan said the programme aims to end all forms of violence against women and girls.
“Education is a priority for us because it is important we see it necessary to educate young girls as part of an effort to fight gender-based violence in the society”.
“Educating a female is like educating the nation that is why the European Union and United Nations (EU/UN) enrolled 41 girls back to school to continue with their studies.”
“Apart from the project over 300 women would go back to adult education to continue second chance education and they will collaborate with the agency of mass illiteracy on the engagement,” she said.
Duamwan stated that the organization will continue to support the beneficiaries and will monitor their progress with the collaboration of the State Ministries of Women Affairs and Education.
In their separate remarks, Principals of both Senior and junior sections of Aliyu Mustapha College Yola, Mal. Umar Sadik and Malama Halima Muktar applauded the EU and the UN for the intervention.
While enumerating some of the challenges that led to dropouts by the girls, called on parents and guardians to desist from using their children to hawk wares, but utilize the opportunity for their children to have a sound education.
The principals also advised parents to always monitor the movement of their children and their associates for them to be responsible future leaders.
In his message, the Chairman Yola South Local government council of Adamawa State represented by Hon. Ashraf Marafa a Councilor Bole ward in Yola South local government Area of Adamawa State said the Council is ready to support such initiatives.
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