By Maryam Abeeb
A Non governmental organization, NGO Global Glow has empowered no fewer than 25 girls with necessary skills and opportunities to be economically self sufficiency.
The project which is known as butterfly project train girls in the different communities across the Northern State in acquisition skills to address the cycle of poverty.
The girls are train in hairstyling, tailoring, baking, catering, fashion design, fishery, photography, shoe making, bag making makeup, among others.
The Project lead , Samantha Umar in an interview with pressmen said that the project goal,as stated in the name,is to empower and equip 25 young girls with the necessary skills and opportunities to be economically self-sufficient,as well as to address the cycle of poverty by allowing girls to intern under the trusted leadership of a mentor to learn a skill and further empowering them with social support to build a network of self-reliant young ladies.
“We discovered that issues such as adolescent unwanted pregnancy, girl child marriage,period poverty,and many others are in extricably linked to poverty(the SDG1 is to eradicate poverty).
“We are convinced that women and girlshave the ability to contribute to our society’s long-term development,and removing economic barriers is one approach to assisting the advocating for their brights.
“This is the driving force behind theButterfly Project,a platform dedicated to breakingdown’cocoons'(barriers)and empowering girls to achieve their full potential, ” she stated.
Also speaking, the communication lead o who is also a beneficiary of the butterfly project, Anita Haruna while speaking to pressmen said that “the project is organized by Global Glow by 5 girls on different communities from different states in Nigeria, the project aims to bring self – reliant girls to train them, giving them internship opportunities to learn different skills.
” When a girl learn a skill, she will do better in the community and after learning the skills, she will pair other girls for free, this is a pair to pair strategy to get other girls into the internship”.
“The butterfly project has impacted different girls by giving them the opportunity to participate in the communities on different skills at affordable price and for the girls and also selling it to support thier education and their parents.
” Every girl should not rely solely on their parents, every girl is supposed to have a skill that will build her up to be a better person in the future and the future starts now. This project is continual, after selling our projects today, we use the money to also sponsor other girls to learn skills next year, this is an annual project with 25 girls involved.