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  • News - South West - Lagos
  • Updated: July 26, 2023

NGOs Collaborate For 2023 Girl’s Leadership, Mentoring Summer Camp In Lagos

NGOs Collaborate For 2023 Girl’s Leadership, Mentoring Sum

Two Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs); the Cakasa Ebenezer Foundation (CEF) and the Ornaments of Grace and Virtues Initiative (OGAV) have joined forces to launch the 2023 Girls Leadership & Mentoring (GLAM) Summer Camp in Lagos State.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the 2023 programme markets the sixth edition of the camp and is taking place at the  Government Senior Girls  College Agege.

Speaking during the inauguration of the event which also marks the 10th anniversary of OGAV, Barnabas Olise, the Managing Director/CEO of Cakasa Nigeria Company Limited (CNC), who was represented by the Executive Director, CEF, Helen Egbe, expressed joy over the remarkable landmark.

Olise reiterated CNC's dedication to the empowerment of young girls from lower-class families in Education District I, in Agege, Lagos State.

Girl’s Leadership, Mentoring Summer Camp In Lagos

In her remark, Busola Kolade, the Founder and President of OGAV commended Olise for his solid commitment to the vision of empowering girls to become independent, responsible, and influential young women who will impact society positively. 

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”,  highlighting the importance of empowering girls to overcome challenges and believe in themselves," Kolade quoted Eleanor Roosevelt, 

The CNC CEO  referenced the power of education and mentorship in transforming lives, applauding the collaboration between the NGOs.

He noted that the collaboration has seen 10 outstanding girls from previous OGAV camps receive scholarships through CEF, allowing them to pursue their dreams in various Nigerian universities.

On the efforts of OGAV in providing the girls with good hygiene products, he said "This support not only promotes the girls’ health and well-being but also enabled them to attend school without disruptions.

“As part of its corporate social responsibility, Cakasa Nigeria Company through CEF reaffirmed its commitment to empowering girls through education and leadership.”

In her goodwill message, Dr Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), congratulated OGAV's Founder for her contributions to nation-building through the empowerment of the girl-child.

The Founder urged the students to be agents of change in society, reiterating the enhancing experiences  the summer camp offers in a safe environment. 

The 2023 Summer Camp, hosting 1,000 girls from 15 different schools, which commenced on July 24 will run till August18, 2023, NAN reports. 

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