Mademoiselle Foundation has launched an initiative, ‘HerDream’, to address the increasing number of out-of-school girls targeted at promoting the girl-child education in Kaduna, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe and Borno states.
According to Mrs. Adetoun Akitoye, the founder of the foundation, HerDream initiative is to equip young girls and to prepare them to return back to school.
Schoolworld gathered that ‘HerDream’ initiative is a project launched by Mademoiselle Foundation to create awareness for more to be done to promote the girl-child education in Nigeria, especially in the northern part of the country.
“It is very disheartening that in our highly civilized world of today, we have about 262 million individuals who are still uneducation. This means that one in five children, adolescent or youths are out of school in the world.
“In Nigeria, 13.2 million children are out od school. This number rose from 10.5 million in 2010, making Nigeria the country with the largest number of the world’s out-of-school children. What is most alarming is that out of that humungous number, girls share over sixty per cent.
“Education is essential to every individual, boy or girl. Suprisingly, many communities still strongly discriminate against girl-child education, not giving girls the support they require to go to school,” the founder stated.