The International Day of the Girl Child is celebrated worldwide on October 11 and is a day dedicated to promoting the growth and development of girls.
This year, the theme of the day is Digital Generation: Our Generation.
The focus of this day is on the issues girls face, the challenges of being a girl, and the need to promote empowerment programs for these girls.
The International Day of the Girl Child is an opportunity to reinforce the fact that every girl has the right to a safe, educated and healthy lifestyle.
When properly guided, girls have the potential to lead teams that create a better world. Girls can change the world because they inherently play multiple roles in the home that extend to their community and eventually to society, where the impact is felt in the economy.
More recently, women are even making inroads into the digital world. These women have mastered the art of using technology to create numerous opportunities for themselves. Imagine the growth it would bring to a nation if more girls had the opportunity to learn about the digital world and learn to use it to create opportunities to generate income for the nation’s economy.
The resources spent on educating these girls is an investment that is sure to pay dividends for any nation. Under the right circumstances, the opportunities a girl has are limitless.
As the saying goes, educate a woman, educate the nation.