Nsentip Twin Foundation empowers over 100 girls to be Change Agents
By Our Admin.
The Nsentip Twin Foundation managed by 19 years old Twin sisters, Uforo Nsentip and Eduek Nsentip have set out to empower over 100 young Nigerian girls to be Change Agents in their various Communities.
The Foundation reached out in an event in Uyo yesterday tagged “GIRLS COMMUNITY FOR CHANGE (GCC)”.
GCC according to the Foundation is an 8-months mentorship program for teenagers and young adults (10-25 years) aimed at equipping girls with skills such as basic life-skills, entrepreneurial skills, self-realization, self-defense (Shotokan Karate), career counseling, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health(ASRH), Girls rights among others.
At the empowerment seminar attended by over 100 participants, various topics were at the front burner including Girl Child Rights, career coaching, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH), Pre-menstrual syndrome, and building self-confidence as a woman.
Some of the girls suggested that parents should be involved in counseling too because they contribute to the psychological growth and well-being of the female child.
Chairman of the occasion, Dr. Asuquo Anwana, applauded the Foundation for putting their resources together to build the capacity for young girls, leading them to the right direction in life.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Foundation, Engr. Bassey Nsentip who is father of the Twins, stated that it was his daughters who inspired him to make sacrifices for the future of the new generation.
He explained that the Girls Community For Change has become a reality due to the contributive efforts of their partners, Mary Matthew Foundation founded by Mrs Mary Matthew, aims at helping the vulnerable in the society and building the girl child confidence and Sheergrace Foundation, founded by Mr Anietie Usen, aims at creating new and innovative programs and opportunities for the benefit and enhancement of lives of the less privileged children and youths, especially orphans.
Engr. Nsentip maintained that the life of every girl child revolves around safety, education, empowerment, self-realization, self-awareness, change making and life’s adventures which can be linked to her physical, physiological, social and emotional well-being and in order to guide girls through these path in life, Girls Community For Change Change (GCC) was initiated.
Guest speakers at the seminar were drawn from legal, medical, guidance, and counseling fields of study.
Charlotte Armon, a 15-year-old foreign guest speaker from Australia, also addressed the girls on “Building self-confidence and becoming the woman you want to be”.
One of the participants, Miss Desire Etim, speaking on behalf of the participants thanked the foundation for organizing such an amazing program that is impactful not just to the girl-child, but to the general public.
The foundation maintained that they are working towards achieving all the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs)