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 No fewer than 50 students from five primary and secondary schools in Lagos have benefitted from ‘OO’ Ambassadors Community Development Service (CDS) Group’s Adopt 50 Girls Back to School Project.
Mrs Yetunde Baderinwa, the NYSC Coordinator in Lagos, who lauded the initiative, said it was a thing of delight that the CDS group instituted a project of such magnitude for the less privileged, particularly the girl-child.
Baderinwa described the CDS group, led by convener Oluwatumininu Kolawole, as Gender Ambassadors Group.

“It is a wonderful development in the right direction for them to take 50 students back to school.

“The Gender Ambassadors Group has through the project paid attention and charted a course for the children.

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“Their names have been engraved in the hearts of the children.”

“The message is that w.ver we find ourselves, we should endeavour to make a difference, touch lives, particularly to look out and meet needs of the society and also leave something behind.

“This group of corps members could have looked the other way, and ignored these students to do immorality on the streets, and they  may have ended up doing vices and not being useful to themselves.

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“They could extensively become harmful to the society at large but no, because of this opportunity they are getting today, they will have a change, redirection of their lives for a better future,” she added.
The Lagos NYSC Coordinator proudly said the scheme had been engaging in similar projects and had not got tired of improving the society w.ver the corps members found themselves.
While applauding the corporate sponsor of the initiative, she solicited continuous support of the general public to the NYSC scheme and corps members adding that they were only . to fulfill a mission.

Also, Salako, urged the students to make best use of the opportunity provided by the group to get committed in their studies and in particular love mathematics subject to distinguish themselves in innovations.

She commended the OO CDS group for encouraging the girls in pursuing their education career, saying, “t. is no greater pillar of stability, force that is strong than a free and educated woman”.
“In addition to passing examinations and having your WAEC is the drive to think and do something that can solve the problem of the society.
“Like, was women that invented bullet prove vest, fire extinguisher, screen wiper, paper printer and CCTV,” Salako said.
Akiyode-Afolabi, the Executive Director of WARDC, in her address, advised the students to begin to see themselves as those that will bring positive change to the society by having a vision of what/who they aspire to become and pursue it.

She said t. was need for them to be determined and have confidence that they will achieve their dream and nobody could stop them  except the did so themselves.

The WARDC Executive Director, who is also a lawyer, advised the students against anyone touching their body.

She emphasised that their private parts were strictly for them.

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“Children, you are the future of Nigeria of today, tomorrow and the nearest future, t.fore, you have to grow with that mindset to prove yourself worthy in all ramifications.

“So, that is part of the reason you are enjoying this opportunity and you must take care of yourself as we are also taking care of you to guide you to a better and bright future.

“As children, you have your rights and you must protect yourselves, open up whenever you’re faced with any problem and your younger siblings need your protection too because a lot is happening out t..”

She reiterated her support to project assuring that  WARDC would continue to partner the NYSC as part of efforts to sustain the six-year-plan of the initiative.

“We believe in sustainability. This is just the beginning. A pilot project, we believe that we cannot just start and leave it. As an organisation, I will ensure my commitment,” she added.

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Kolawole, the convener of the group,  in her remark described CDS as an opportunity to give back to the society and impact the society, which according to her is the idea behind the project.

She noted that the focus was more on women and in particular the girl-child, as they need the bedrock being education, to bring the best out of them.

“We thought of communities like Ajegunle, Makoko, Mushin, Ilaje and Surulere that really need this assistance, and we looked at schools in these areas w. we picked ten students from each.

“We focused on government schools because the common idea is that government will teach them and provide everything.

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“On our visit, we realised that some were at the verge of dropping out of school for lack of school bags, uniforms, notebooks, sandals and stationeries.

“We are glad that with the support of our corporate sponsor, WARDC, we are able to get these children back to school,” Kolawole added.
NAN reports that the students, who comprised only girls, smiled home with notebooks, school bags, sandals, uniforms and cases containing stationeries.

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