Women & Child Development

Go home and change the narrative, Mrs. Akeredolu charges BEMORE girls

By Mary Agidi

As the 2019 third edition of the BEMORE Summer Bootcamp for Girls Naija closes today, the initiator and wife of the Ondo State governor, Mrs. Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has urged the girls to go back to their various homes and change the narrative about womanhood.

Mrs. Akeredolu who addressed the girls at the Public Service Training Institute, Ilara-Mokin earlier before the closing ceremony, enjoined them to proclaim what they have been taught at the camp and impact the society positively.

She advised them to introduce a ‘Weekend democracy meeting’ to their families where they would be sharing some of the things they learned with them for good living.

” I’m expecting a feedback from all of you, be free to talk to your parents, interact with your parents, open up with your them and don’t wait till decades.

“BEMORE is an endless world of opportunities and possibilities. If you are selfless you will not be greedy, remember the crucible where you are all made”, she said.

She assured that their progress will be monitored and how they utilise the knowledge they acquired to change the society.

Mrs. Akeredolu further enjoined them to educate their mothers on nutritional foods which they were given throughout their stay in the camp, and share experiences with friends.

The initiator of the BEMORE Empowered programme used the medium to disclosed the achievement recorded through BEMORE platform to promote birth registration in Ondo state.

She noted that the birth registration will be flagged off next week in the State.

Congratulating the Returnees, Mrs. Akeredolu expressed optimism to have more returnees comes 2020 edition.

Some of the returnees who excelled at both international and national competitions were recognised with presentation of gifts.

Also, Miss Olabisi Barakat who performed excellently in solar training was awarded by ASHDAM Solar Energy.

They were later given certificate of participation.

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