Build first the bridge of education for your Girl Child-JDPMC enjoins parents

The need to build a strong bridge of education that will measure up Nigerian-girl children to the technological advancement in their daily endeavour has been stressed.

This was made known in an International day of girl child’s message by the General Coordinator, Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi of the Justice, Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), osogbo.

Speaking on this year theme: “Digital Generation” Fr. Akinkunmi noted that it is a great joy the world is now being driven by digitilization and technology which made every girl child to be involved in digitilization but beyond this, it is important to build a solid foundation of educational bridge upon which this realistic technology could stand.

“It is a good thing that girls are getting involved in technology, that is, now at the centre stage of digital world of limitless possibilities but It is also strongly believed that educating any girl child is key. Between every disadvantaged girl child and her goal, a bridge is needed to connect them for actualization,” he said.

He therefore advised parents to prioritise education for their girl children before any other factor in order to instill cultural software of excellence in them and better headstart among their equals particularly their male counterparts.

While congratulating all the girl children, adding that JDPMC would not desist from putting culture of gender balance into proper perspective in Osun state.

Girl Child Day: Jdpmc vows just & equitable society for every Girl Child

The Justice and Development and Peace Makers’ Centre, Osogbo has reiterated its commitment towards peace, just and equitable society for every Girl Child in the state.

General Coordinator of the Justice Development and Peace Makers’ Centre (JDPMC), Rev.Fr.Peter Akinkunmi made this known in his message to commemorate the annual International Girl Child’s Day through the Head of Integrated Human Development Department, Mrs. Juliet Akande.

“We have seen and still seeing the challenges of being a girl child in our communities; from being not wanted because of male child preference to being subjected to Female Genital Mutilation, to defilement/ sexual abuse by pedophilic men, to absenteeism in school if she ever gets to go to school, to early drop-out to support the household earning, to being child household head in the unfortunate incidence of maternal mortality, to unhygienic menstrual management, to early child marriage or betrothal especially after being used as collateral for the loan, to teenage pregnancy resulting from rape and many more sufferable situations”, he stressed.

He therefore assured the Nigerian Girl Children especially in the Osun state not to give up or lose hope as the JPDMC would continually champion their cause in any imbalanced or unjust situation for they were not alone.

“Our hopes are raised when we see women who crossed the hurdles to become great, and the number of girls we have defended and catered for, we will not relent in clamoring for a Just, Peace and Equitable society of our dreams, meanwhile, more girls can run to us for safety, justice and holistic support for we will not be tired”, he affirmed.