International Day of the Girl Child

Posted by | Nov 06, 2021 |

Celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child

DISTRICT 911 celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child in Ogun state, in collaboration with Cecy Health. The Inner Wheel Clubs of Ijebu Ode and Odogbolu were the host clubs. The programme was tagged ‘Developing the Girl Child and Caring for the Pregnant Women’. The District Chairman, Modupe Oyeduntan, informed everyone present that the Inner Wheel theme for the year is Pink First, which means putting the Girl Child (Women) and all that concerns them in terms of Health, Education, Opportunity and Empowerment, first.

The secondary school girls were told of how important they are and how to take care of themselves properly. There was a full medical outreach for pregnant women. The Cecy Health team came with a full range of provisions - free eye screening tests and free prescription glasses were given out. There was an array of dental services. Blood pressure screening, free prescriptions and medication tablets were given out to those who needed them.

A hundred packs containing tooth brushes, tooth pastes and other personal hygiene essentials like sanitary towels and deodorants were given out to the secondary school girls. Over a hundred and eleven pregnancy/delivery bags and mosquito nets were given out to the pregnant women. It was a very successful outreach as the community as a whole was very grateful for all that was given to them and showed it by doing a celebratory dance.

Dupe Oyeduntan