By Abdullahi Ahmad Bamalli
The group, Empowering Women for Excellence Initiative (EWEI), which is part of the learning without boundaries project, has continued to provide digital skills to adolescent girls in Kaduna state.
Rachel Ogbonna, the senior programme officer for EWEI, explained that the LWL project was aimed at filling in the digital gaps in virtual learning for adolescent girls in Kaduna state at a one-day seminar on basic Life Skills in kaduna over the weekend.
According to her, the project provided young girls with additional opportunities to have access to high-quality and nutritious education that would enhance their academic success in particular subject areas.
She also said that the project, implemented in collaboration with Girls Opportunity Alliance, a programme of the Obama Foundation, provided supplementary education for girls in public secondary schools.
Ogbonna said the project had been empowering 50 adolescent girls from eight public secondary schools in Kaduna State since 2021.
Some secondary school girls in the state commended EWEI for empowering them educationally and equipping them with life skills.
Jecoliah Audu, 18, of Government Secondary School said she was way behind her peers before the LWL intervention because of inaccessibility to reading materials and textbooks.
Jecoliah said she now owns a tablet computer courtesy of the LWL project and that it had significantly improved her academic performance using online reading materials and textbooks.
The 18-year-old also said the project had boosted her self-confidence adding that as a girl child she sometimes felt certain things were impossible until LWL came into her life.
Another student, Favour Macaulay, 14, also of a government secondary school said she was shy and invisible in class before the project, adding that the LWL had opened her mind to endless learning possibilities.