By Daruwana Daku
Let’s Save Her Initiative, LeSHI, a Non-Governmental Organisation, in collaboration with Fides Media, last Friday, October 15, marked the 2021 International Day of the Girl Child.
In a virtual zoom meeting held to celebrate the Girl Child, Mercy Hill, Founder, LeSHI, welcomed the participants to the year’s celebration and thanked them for stayed with LeSHI all thorough the year; even as she hoped that the current year would be filled with lessons that would help them to be better at their endeavours.
Rev. Fr (Dr) Martin Anusi, Director, Fides Media, in his opening remarks commended LeSHI for the initiative and said it was important that the girl child was celebrated, while charging people to fight for the cause of the girl child.
The highlight of the event were the lectures from Rev. Sr Dr Joyce Chika Ezeugo, DMMM, a medical practitioner, and Tochi Precious Friday, a Language Coach.
Sr Ezeugo talked on the importance of good hygiene and urged girls to take proper care of their body, bathe regularly and brush their teeth well, especially their tongue.
‘You should also go to the hospital for proper checkup whenever you notice an irregularity in your body system,’ she explained.
For her part, Tochi Friday Precious, spoke on the topic, “Girls and Digital Skills: Let’s look beyond coding”. She admonished girls to learn digital skills as the world was becoming a global village.
‘Digital transformation is on the rise and affecting every industry imaginable. Farmers, restaurants and other entrepreneurs now use technology for their business,’ she explained, while listing some of the software that young girls should learn how to use.
Fides recalls that earlier this year, LeSHI held a community empowerment outreach for girls and women in Aguoye Community of Awka South LGA, Anambra State.