After Yewande’s session, one of the girls (Olayinka) pledged to work on her idea of achieving Unity across the world, as her own unique form of entrepreneurship!
To wrap up the day’s discussion, I took the girls on a voyage of discovering the clarity of leadership. The girls had commendable perceptions of leadership, using powerful words like Passion, Service, and Determination to describe the roles a leader plays. Noting that Africa lacks a significant number of women and girls in leadership at the moment, we examined the leadership qualities exemplified by women and girls in Africa’s history. The girls were awed by the sacrifice and leadership traits of Moremi Ajasoro of Ile-Ife, Princess Inikpi of Igala kingdom, Yaa Asantewa of Ghana and Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti of Egba land. After encouraging the girls to embrace leadership everywhere they find themselves, I ended the session by sharing the story of 21 year old Miss Alengot Oromait of Uganda – the youngest parliamentarian in Africa!
The pretty and apt GPC Volunteer – Erere Oghoghome closed our meeting for the day by inspiring the girls with 2 wonderful short videos. The “I will be a Hummingbird” video by Nobel Laureate – Wangari Maathai seemed to motivate the girls a whole lot! (Thank you Erere)
The day was highly phenomenal. Girl Pride Circle will do more.
This blog post is dedicated to our super-passionate GPC Volunteers – the amazing souls who transform our vision to reality. They ROCK!!!