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NGO, Union Bank To Empower 400 School Girls On Leadership Skills


Jul 23, 2023

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) in collaboration with Union Bank Plc will empower 400 secondary school girls across the country.

The Executive Director, JAN, Mrs Foluso Gbadamosi, disclosed this on Saturday in a statement issued in Lagos and made available to journalists.

Gbadamosi said the aim was to inspire and empower young girls.

According to her, JAN and Union Bank, for the ninth year in a row, had partnered to implement the 22nd edition of the Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement, and Development (LEAD) Camp.

“This is a JAN flagship programme focused on developing and empowering young girls across the country.

“The LEAD Camp programme, scheduled virtually from July 24 to 26, aims to inspire and empower young girls to become high-achieving leaders leading a global economy.

“This year’s LEAD camp will unite 400 female senior secondary school students from 16 schools nationwide, ” she said.

The executive director said participants include students who have previously participated in the JAN company programme, where they learned about entrepreneurship and leadership.

She added that the three-day camp would feature interactive workshops, panel sessions, and skill-building activities to equip the participants with valuable leadership skills and knowledge.

According to her, speakers expected at the event include Simi Nwogugu, Morenike Molehin, Solape Akinpelu, Vivian Imoh-Ita, Vanessa Ojekwe, Olande Adekunle, Dr Gbonjubola Abiri, Jennifer Ikechiuku, Koromone and Haoma Worgwu.

“These speakers and many others will share their expertise and insights with the students.

“Throughout the camp, the students will have the opportunity to be coached by experienced mentors who will guide them in developing their final presentations.

“A panel of judges will evaluate the presentations, and the winners will have the chance to win prizes and further enhance their leadership skills,” she said.

She noted that this year’s LEAD Camp would take place in Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ogun, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, and the FCT.

“The camp’s intention is to curate a diverse and inclusive experience, spanning various locations, conveying a powerful message saying leadership knows no boundaries.”

She thanked Union Bank, the lead sponsor, for their unwavering support, adding that they have been instrumental in promoting an equal and inclusive nation for young girls nationwide.

Miss Olufunmilola Aluko, the Chief Brand and Marketing Officer at Union Bank, said the bank was committed to enabling success for their host communities.

“We are proud to see the programme’s impact on young girls across the country and we commend the efforts of the JAN team, who work tirelessly to impact them.

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