Network of Disabled Women(NDW) on Tuesday 12th October, 2021 launched a leadership School Club for young Girls with Disabilities at Government Secondary school, Kuje, Abuja.
The President of NDW, Lois Auta addressing the students prior to the launch said that the club is all about provide leadership among girls especially girls with disabilities to influence change, take action on the right of persons with disabilities.
Speaking further, she said that NDW is excited to engage the girls under the Women’s Voice and Leadership project supported by ActionAid.
“On the 8th of October, 2021, we set up a leadership club and the objective of the club is to see young girls becoming great leaders, we can have a president, a senator and representative from anyone of you in the future” she added.
The Rose Daniel, the monitoring and evaluation manager at NDW while launching the Leadership Club said that the NDW have earlier organized a leadership boot camp where 17 girls from the school were trained on leadership skills and the outcome of the program was establishment of a leadership club and now the club would be officially launched.
She launched the club officially and prayed that great leaders who will change this nation would emerge from the leadership club.
The President of the Club who was voted for at the bootcamp is Habiba Zakari from SS3, the Vice President is Harwa Joshua, and the Secretary is Hadiza Ahmed. The Club was named Young Deaf Girls Leaders Club. The Club is an opportunity for young girls to discuss their all-round challenges, and NDW would provide guidance and supervision to ensure that the club record milestones.
A representative of Actionaid, said that the event is remarkable because it is happening when there is celebration of International Day of Girl Child and the 2021 theme is “Digital Generation, Our Generation”. She spoke about the advantages of the internet and encouraged the girls to make positive use of the internet, stating that there is a lot of opportunities in the digital world.
She advised NDW to collaborate with other NGOs doing similar project to enhance the leadership skills of the girls and guide them to achieve milestones.
TQM learnt that NDW would be going to other schools like SafeHost International at Kurudu, Abuja to launch a similar club.