Foundation to empower girls, women in Abuja
A non- governmental organization, Wanda Adu Foundation (WAF) said it will empower girls and women sex workers within Abuja as its contribution to commemorating the International Girl Child Day.
The foundation which sensitised girls at Ruga community of Wuye District in Abuja in a campaign tagged ‘Girls Taking Charge’, distributed sanitary pads, tissue papers and cash gifts, pledging to do that on a monthly basis.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WAF, Wanda Ebe said the campaign is aimed at sensitizing the girl child on her rights and duties and also to empower them to engage on more meaningful ventures.
Ebe who also noted that she was sexually abused as a girl child, which is part of the reason for the foundation, disclosed that the foundation will also offer scholarships to children of the commercial sex workers and empower the mothers with skill acquisitions.
She however, urged them to quit using their body for commercial purpose and engage on something more meaningful and to avoid being manipulated by the opposite sex.
“Take advantage of the girl power to take over, rule and avoid being fearful to speak out when abused,” she said.
One of the participants who do not want her name mentioned, disclosed that she went into prostitution after dropping out of school in 2015.