United Nations declared March 8th every year as the International Women’s Day. This day put the social, political, economic achievements of women and their significant contributions to the society in the limelight. For 2017, the International Women’s Day theme is #BeBoldForChange. This captures the courage of many women in the face of daunting societal/cultural pressures.
From time immemorial, women have made significant contributions to almost every success story the world has recorded. They have recorded feats worthy of commendation! Most remarkably, women have audaciously risen and are breaking free from the shackles of societal mistreatment and misunderstanding of what a woman stands for.
Every International Women’s day is a day to celebrate the BEAUTY OF WOMANHOOD. It’s a day to celebrate the invaluable symbol of strength, courage and love, which a woman stands for, either as a wife, sister, mother, friend, or work colleague. It’s an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
Impact Africa Foundation seizes today as an opportunity to celebrate women and their successes.
We also wish to say that in line with our pillars, we are committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of gender gets access to quality education, mentoring and a level playing ground to achieve career excellence.
The Nigerian constitution clearly stipulates that every child, boy or girl, has the right to education. Actually, the constitution even requires a free and compulsory education for children between the ages 6 through 15 years. Nonetheless, we are aware that there are over 10million children that are not in school and are not receiving any form of training to help them better their lots of life. Of these 10 million children, the woman – or more accurately, the girl child – constitutes a sizeable chunk.
The mandate to ensure that this figures change is not restrictive, it is rather open to every human that seeks to uphold the human bond that keeps us all together. This is a mandate we cannot afford to default in.
All hands must be on deck to ensure that every child has access to quality education, regardless of their gender.
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