In line with its Community engagement activities, PAU is hosting a 5-day programme for the girl child. Participants are female students from various secondary schools in the Ibeju-Lekki local government area.
The programme, organised by the HACEY Health Initiative, is in collaboration with the Ibeju- Lekki local government and organisations including HACEY Health Initiative the Lagos State Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) and Platform for Advocacy Voice and Empowerment for the Girl Child (PAVE).
The Local Government Chairman, Hon Abdullahi Sesan Olowa, the Council Committee, Mr Frank Wiggle- Head, Community Relations at Pan-Atlantic University, and Professor Enase Okonedo- Vice Chancellor of the University were also in attendance.
Hon Abdullahi Sesan Olowa spoke and acknowledged that females are vulnerable in society. Therefore there is a need to guide, mentor and introduce skills that will guide them towards a future of greatness. Additionally, Vice Chancellor of Pan-Atlantic University, Professor Enase Okonedo also encouraged female students in attendance that they should work hard to achieve their goals.
This programme began on Monday 29th August and will end on Friday 2nd September. Yesterday, Female Students were encouraged to focus on their goals and they were taught how they can grow towards their desired future, whilst overcoming boundaries. Other topics discussed included, physical (health and hygiene) and the sexual reproductive health of the girl child.