The New Year started on a very bright and promising note, both for our young girls and adolescent mothers. At our monthly meeting in Ijegun, which held on 20th January, we had an interactive session that focused on the topic-Goal Setting and the need to break new grounds, especially in the area of empowerment through skill acquisition.
While those in school were encouraged to write out their goals for Year 2018 and to diligently work towards fulfilling it, the teen mums were stirred to learn new skills besides soap making, given that we are in a dynamic world where people's preferences and demands change from time to time.
We also had a trainer-Omotola Jesusina on hand to train both groups on hall decorations for event as a means of generating little income in the community, with the promise of further assistance for those that do well here to go for short-term courses on Events Decoration as we get resources.
Although we had more school girls in attendance than the out-of-school girls/young mothers, we are optimistic that the year will bring lots of goodwill and opportunities for empowerment for all and they will be better positioned to actualize their dreams.
We are prepared to Soar! Yes we can and we will!