By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
A Non-governmental Organisation, Feminism Coalition has given scholarship to girls for their secondary school education programme.
The coalition in a statement signed by
Co – Founder Feminist Coalition, Damilola Odufuwa, said “we shortlisted 40 students from Ogun State to participate in an entrance examination.
“Out of the 40 students, the top 20 from the examination were selected for an interview with members of the Feminist Coalition and our chosen school for the Girls Education Program.
“Of the 20 students who were interviewed, 12 were selected for the Feminist Coalition Girls Education Program, and we will fund their entire secondary school education at Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls.
“We decided to partner with Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, one of the leading all-girls schools in Nigeria, known to offer not just academic guidance to their students, but also a balanced education that enables students to cope with life and create fulfilling careers”.
The statement noted that, the Coalition believes that,it is the right of every girl to access quality education.
“Women’s rights and safety is one of three pillars of our work and, undoubtedly, girls’ education is a space we are committed to working within, for the protection and advancement of Nigerian women”.
The statement explained that, the scholarship is an all-inclusive scholarship, each founding member of the Feminist Coalition is assigned to a student and will provide mentorship in the form of a “Big Sister” program.
“This includes weekly check-in calls with each ‘little sister’, attending open days and visiting days at the school.”
“In the long term,we aim to continue to sponsor this first batch of girls through the 6 years of their secondary school education”.
The Feminist Coalition is committed to championing the advancement of the Nigerian woman with a core focus on education, financial freedoum and representation in public office.