Speaking Up is Leadership Trait, Mrs Akeredolu Tells Bemore Girls

..ICT, SDGs, Renewable Energy lead as Bemore Classes begin

Wife of the Governor of Ondo State, Chief Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, has identified the courage to speak against the threat of abuse and molestation as a trait of leadership.

The governor’s wife said this on Tuesday at Mabest Academy, Oke-Ijebu Akure, venue of the Bemore Ondo 2022 Boot Camp, while interacting with the newly admitted Bemore girls.

“One of the qualities of a Bemore girl is self confidence. You have to be courageous enough to confront challenges and speak up at the threat of sexual harassment or any form of molestation. Speaking up is also a leadership trait,” she said.

The First Lady who chatted with the girls on their experiences since arrival in the camp, including feeding, charged them to maximize the privilege of this training and endeavour to distinguish themselves in the various spheres of Bemore training so that they can become proud Bemore ambassadors and models to upcoming girls.

Meanwhile, classes have commenced effectively for new entrants to the programme initiated by Mrs Akeredolu and
organised annually by Bemore Empowered Girls’ Foundation. The new batch arrived on Sunday ahead of the opening ceremony of the 5th Bemore programme held on Monday.

Being the third day, introductory classes began with lectures on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the (17) Global Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

Class was also held on Information Communication Technology (ICT) during which the girls were tutored on such rudimentary topics as computer appreciation, basic computer devices among others.

Other classes include Solar Technology wherein the girls were introduced to themes such as climate change and renewable energy, and Health Talk with interactive discussions on sexually transmitted diseases, breast cancer awareness, menstrual circle.

Dr Onyeama giving health talk

The day’s activities was concluded with Taekwondo training, session that teaches Bemore girls skills for physical defense against harassment.

Taekwondo training

Story Credit: Debo Akinbami

Published by WonderLady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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