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.
DumebiOctober 28, 2016 at 11:47 am
Francesssssss! U brought back beautiful memories. I can’t stop thanking Abba Father aka our ‘Dots Connector’. It was perfect!!!!!
And I thank you for making out time to come. My girls keep talking about you. And your book is a hit here in Ibadan. I thank you again. Im giving three of your readers a copy of Wrecked each. Choose as you wish.
And d website is http://www.dumebie.com (there is an e after dumebi :))
Love you, darling.
Cant wait to celebrate with you (winks)
Frances OkoroOctober 30, 2016 at 8:17 pm
Dumebi has done did it again!
I have no words to describe you/your heart yet Ezar…
God bless you!
Will reach you with the winners of “Wrecked” 🙂
Goodness-MercyOctober 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm
Thanks to God for the success of this event. Keep them coming @ Dumebi. Read some of the real life stories on your blog and I couldn’t just imagine what some girls and ladies go through in the form of sexual abuse and the likes. God bless your effort in educating these young mind and give you the grace to continue the work until all girls everywhere comes to the realisation of their uniqueness even in God’s eyes.
Frances OkoroOctober 30, 2016 at 8:24 pm
Amen and amen. Thanks Goodness!
God bless Dumebi!
NkechiOctober 30, 2016 at 11:29 pm
God bless you Dumebi and Frances for the work you are doing in inspiring these young girls to be all that they can be. May God continue to provide all the resources you need to keep up this good work.
Frances OkoroOctober 30, 2016 at 11:41 pm
Oh hi Nkechi! Amen and amen… amen! Thank you! and you have won yourself a copy of Dumebi’s book “Wrecked” promised to my blog readers.. I decided to give it to those who comment on this post.. will get in touch with you 🙂
aramideOctober 31, 2016 at 8:14 am
Awesome work, seeds are being sown in the life of these young girls.
God bless you Dumebi and Frances.
Obviously I want a copy of the book oooo, I hope I get it.
The comment section was closed yesterday.
Frances OkoroOctober 31, 2016 at 9:57 am
Haha..you got it Aramide..beat B with small thing. lol.
Will get in touch with you on getting your copy across to you…
And yes.. seeds…. seeds are being sown. you got it right. God will water and bring them to life in Jesus name amen
MobolajiOctober 31, 2016 at 9:25 am
This cheating is grevious! I was supposed to be the third ‘commenter’ o, as your comment come lock.
Hmm. It is well. ?
Beautiful work Dumebi is doing! I so wish I had someone like her to mentor me as a teenager, Lol. My future ambition was to dismantle and rearrange boy gists. Lol.
Love you sisters! ???
So blessed to know you both.
Frances OkoroOctober 31, 2016 at 10:04 am
See future ambition oh..sooo worthy and lofty big dreams. lol.
Thanl God for God B.
And now we need to give what He has given us to our other girls. God help us.
And lool. so sorry. Oya pray that one of the first three commenters dont respond so you get their slot 🙂
Good prayer right? *winks
Goodness-MercyOctober 31, 2016 at 11:25 pm
Frances no book for me, I was the first to comment naaw *wipes tears*
Frances OkoroNovember 1, 2016 at 3:40 pm
No dear Goodness…you are among the winners.
You, Nkechi and Aramide.
I will get in touch with you via email soon…and link you with Dumebi to get your copy..
Goodness-MercyNovember 1, 2016 at 3:47 pm
AramideNovember 1, 2016 at 8:06 am
yaay! i got the book, thank you Dumebi, thank you Frances. Bolaji sorry oh, i can lend you mine when am done reading.
Frances OkoroNovember 1, 2016 at 3:42 pm
Lool Aramide..rubbing it in for Bolaji.
Congrats. expect my mail with links to Dumebi for you to get your copy
Goodness-MercyNovember 1, 2016 at 3:50 pm
Lol…….@ Bolaji sorry oh
AramideNovember 11, 2016 at 11:00 am
This is to say Thank you to Dumebi for the book, i have technically received my copy, my brother collected it on my behalf* big grin*
Thanks Frances for the opportunity you created, if not i might not get the giveaway.
Frances OkoroNovember 18, 2016 at 2:27 pm
Yay! Awesome Aramide!
Congrats again and thanks to Dumebi!