- 27th October 2023
- Posted by: Digital Team
- Categories: Addosser, Uncategorised
Addosser Microfinance Bank in line with its commitment to empowering women, both young and old, recently celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child which is being observed annually on 11th October with almost one hundred female secondary school students at Ajigbeda Girls Senior High School, Lagos.
In accordance with the theme of the year “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being”, Addosser MFB took a significant step to educate the next generation of female leaders through a series of initiatives aimed at addressing the societal challenges that girls face, such as deprivation of education, early marriage and even menstrual health.
One of the key initiatives was a career talk featuring accomplished women from diverse fields who shared their valuable insights and experiences with students of Ajigbeda Girls School. The talk was designed to guide the students in making informed career decisions and to inspire them to pursue their dreams.
The students were highly engaged with the speakers and were eager to learn more about their career journeys. They were particularly inspired by the speakers’ messages of resilience, perseverance, and the importance of following their passions.
In addition to the career talk, Addosser MFB also distributed sanitary towels, writing materials, first aid kits to the students and awarded educational grants of One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Niara (N150,000) each to four outstanding students who excelled in the Girl Child Day Essay Competition which was organized for the students. This financial support will help the students remain motivated to further their academics as well as help to kick start their tertiary education at any university of their choice.
The students were overjoyed and grateful for the bank’s support. They expressed their appreciation and gratitude towards the bank’s initiative.
Below is what some of them had to say:
Opara Chiwendu Mercy: “Thank you, Addosser, for helping us understand our career prospects and how to pursue them. I learned a lot.”
Kalu Joy: “Thank you, Addosser Microfinance Bank, for imparting knowledge about our careers. I am now confident in choosing the right path for my career decisions.
Lawal Aliyah: “Thank you, Addosser MFB, for the career talk and enlightenment on our careers. It was an eye-opener.”
In addition to that, some of the parents showed sincere appreciation on the grant received by their children. One of them, Mrs. Funmi Ogiehor said her daughter came home with the good news and she felt genuinely happy. At a meeting with her in the school premises, she used the opportunity to say a big thank you to Addosser MFB for what we have done. She said it will make the students stay focused, put more efforts in their education, and become more serious in their careers.
Similarly, Addosser MFB is pleased to have embarked on the International Day of the Girl Child initiative which was considered highly impactful. The goal of contributing to help the students make excellent career decisions, instill confidence, determination, and a focused mindset was successfully achieved.
The event also raised awareness of the challenges that girls face and the importance of investing in their rights. As an institution that cares, Addosser MFB will go above and beyond to connect with and empower people and communities it serves.