Today, the 11th October 2016, Educate a Child in Africa, Inc. joins the rest of the world to observe the 5th Edition of the International #DayoftheGirl. The day is commemorated this year under the theme ‘Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: A Global Girl Data Movement’. On the 28th of September 2016, Educate a Child in Africa, Inc. engaged the female students of New Horizon International High School Limbe, Cameroon in a conversation to get their opinion about the importance of quality education for the girl.
The female students of the school agreed that, Investing in girl’s education ought to be the center of any model society. According to Shumbe Ivoline, ‘Educating a girl will break the cycle of poverty, curb societal ills and foster development’. Jane Ngati said ‘excluding young women from quality and higher education stands as an impediment to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and defeats the essence of an all inclusive society’. At the end of the conversation, the young women committed themselves to work hard and act as agents of change in their respective communities.