I hope your week is winding down okay…
Well, remember when we interviewed Dumebi here and she spoke about “Just Us Girls” an annual workshop she runs on the International Day Of The Girl Child to celebrate their brightness and their uniqueness?
Well, Just Us Girls held live in Ibadan on October 11th 2016 and it was a blast!
I can’t explain what seeing all those young girls did to me…
It took me back to one of the reasons why I do what I do and why we desire to see young girls live God-given purposeful lives as against what we have in society today.
First, I had a selfie with a blog reader!
Twas nice to meet you Faith!
Words cannot express what really went down but here’s a hint: we had one of the girls teary eyed after she watched a video on female circumcision.
You know, some of us ladies have had it good.
We come from good families, went to good schools, etc, but it really isn’t the same for some other girls.
I encourage us to look beyond ourselves.
When you can, visit some correctional centers, speak to that young girl on your street, establish a mentor relationship with them…
So many of these young girls are direly in need of advice. I didn’t have anyone to look up to when I was growing up and part of what I do with girls stem out of desire to give out what I didn’t have.
Dumebi did an awesome job with JUGS… an amazing job!
Her second book “Wrecked” was released at the event and as promised participants like me got a copy for FREE!
My sister started reading my copy of the book and didn’t put it down till she was done.
In the words of Dumebi’s mentor, Mrs Funsho, director of Vale College, “Dumebi’s books are simply unputdownable”.
“Wrecked” is available in bookshops and online stores nationwide.
I look forward to next year’s Just Us Girls with Dumebi.
I am so excited about the revolution this will bring to Nigeria and even Africa as a whole.
When we start to indeed give attention to our young ones, the adults would grow up to be better members of the society.
Trust me, these young ones have so much questions on what to do/paths to take and if we who are grown can help them navigate these paths, then our nation as a whole will be better for it.
You can reach Dumebi at firstname.lastname@example.org if you desire to be a part of Just Us Girls.
And visit her blog at www.dumebie.comÂ .
Hopefully, we (you and I) will be a part of many such events to come soonest.
About Just Us Girls:
Just Us Girls (All Girls Bright And Beautiful) founded by Dumebi Ezar Ehigiator is a girls mentoring program in Nigeria under AprilSpring, a branch of Soheza and Eden. JUGs aims to equip girls with a sense of responsibility for other girlsâ development.
Our programmes give girls the tools to make positive life choices and have a sense of their own personal power. Our Mentors help girls live healthier and more productive lives, promote community responsibility, promote alternatives to early sexual activity, empower girls and help them know how to enforce that power to make essential decisions in their lives.