It is no longer a way of giving back to the society, but a routine in impacting positively into the lives of the younger generation in Nigeria. The convener of a Non-Governmental Organization of the Jewel Empowerment Foundation, Nollywood actress, Fisayo Ajisola and her team taught some Secondary school students in Lagos State on the nutty gritty on how to know their rights and how they can be useful to themselves, parents and society.
According to the organizers of the annual event held at Bluedreams International School, Alakuko, on May 25, it coincided with the last Children’s Day celebration which also afford the participant the opportunity associate with themselves as well as celebrated it in a unique way.
The one-day YALI Learn event tagged: “Understanding the Rights of Women and Girls” expressed the values and importance of knowing ones right. It also laid emphasis on the roles of the feminine that they are they have the power to create, nurture and transform.
Keynote speakers at the seminar include: Dr Abisoye Lawal and Mr. Ademola Olaniyi and Miss Fisayo Ajisola all did justice to the sub-topic: Supporting a Girl’s Right to Learn; Paving the Way for Women Entrepreneurs and Ending Violence against Women and Girls. Their excellent handling of the sub-topic ensured that our target audience grasped the message easily and relate with the pressing issues women and girls go through in our society, while Lawal told the pupils that, “One of the great limitations to women right activism is that, it was seen as a fight against men instead of as a fight for women with men. Everything that a man is entitled to, a woman is entitled to it.” Ajisola told R that the initiative which has been contributing to the
betterment of the society over this years, this time round made it commitment known in supporting gender equity by organizing. She also thanked all and sundry that contributed to the success of the event, especially the MTN Foundation.