Centenary: Girl Guides to train 300 females in vocational skills 

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By Francis Onyeukwu
The Nigeria Girl Guides Association (NGGA) says it will train no fewer than 300 girls and women from South-East and South-South regions on different vocational skills.
NGGA’s National Commissioner, Dr Helen Obi, stated this at a news conference in Awka on Monday.
He said that the training programme was part of the NGGA’s centenary  celebration in the state.
Obi said that the association which began in the United Kingdom in 1909, came into existence in Nigeria in 1919, and was established at St. Monica Anglican Church, Ogbunike, Anambra in 1923.
She said that the training would take place at St. Kizito Secondary School Umudioka, Dunukofia, between Aug. 23 and Aug.  27.
She said that the participants would be trained in soap making, baking, hair styling among others.
Obi stated that the essence of the training was to provide the participants with skills that would make them become self-reliant.
”This is part of our Vision 2032. The aim is to prepare the girl child for greater opportunities. We want to see our girls achieving greater potentials.
”As an association, we are providing opportunities for girls and women in education, skills acquisition and mentorship,” she said.
The NGGA national commissioner, urged parents and guardians to take the upbringing of their girls seriously in tbe interest of the larger society.
She said that the girl child is still faced with the challenges of rape, child marriage, domestic violence, child labour, child trafficking and others.
”So it is our collective duty to support them through the right upbringing.  A well trained female child is an asset to the society,”she said.
She commended successive governments in the state for their supports and urged the current administration to support the activities of the association in the interest of humanity.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
Edited by Azubuike Okeh/Julius Toba-Jegede

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