GEM International is recognized for supporting girls education in Irigwe Land

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Yesterday in our Head office Girls Education Mission International received from the past Immediate National Leader of the Women wing of Irigwe Development Association (IDA) Mrs. Carolina Gwedu, an appreciation Certificate for partnering with the Women wing of the Association to provide subsidies for NECO Examinations for girls in Miango Land and environs and distribution of sanitary pads to the girls.

In her response on the recognition, the Executive Director of GEM expressed her pleasure to have worked with the Leader in leading the change in the lives of girls in Iriwge land and environs. She said that the the leadership style Mrs. Gwedu is an inspiration and an exemplary gesture considering how despite being a national leader, she wholeheartedly humbled herself and become part of  GEM team and sacrificed  her time and connections to provide GEM team with all moral support to ensure the project was successful and those girls whose hope were dashing out regained hope.

Mrs. Keturah, also congratulated Mrs. Gwedu for a successful tenor that recorded a great milestone for women and girls in Irigwe Land despite the insecurity that have ravage the communities which is a rare virtue in most leaders.

The support was under the GirlsEducationNowOrNever Project supported by TY Danjuma Foundation.  The project supported which 100 girls in 2019 across 3 Local Governments of Barkin Ladi, Riyom and Bassa have through collaboration of the Women wing of IDA cut across Government Secondary Schools of Miango, Kwall, Jebbu Bassa, Jebbu Miango and Atinga Deki Memorial School.

A number of those supported are now in various Universities and other higher institutions of learning while few have gone to learn vocational skills and setting up business.