By Oghenekaro Gabriel
Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Hon. (Mrs.) Rose Ezewu, has commended Japan-UNESCO on Empowerment of Women and Girls in Marginalized Communities for Better Wellbeing through Education and Advocacy Project.
Ezewu gave the commendation in Asaba, the state capital, during an advocacy meeting on the implementation of the Project in the state.
She reiterated the resolve of the Okowa Administration towards the empowerment of women and the girl child in order for them to be effectively equipped for self-reliance in the state.
Represented by the Director of Schools in her ministry, Mrs. Clementina Ojumah, the commissioner expressed joy that Delta State was among the few selected states to benefit from the project.
While recalling that women and girl child were the most vulnerable in any society, especially in crisis situations and the various challenges occasioned by the effect of Covid-19 Pandemic, Hon (Mrs) Ezewu called on all hands to be on deck in unravelling the challenges confronting women.
She listed various empowerment programmes for women and girl child by the Okowa led administration to include the Women Empowerment and Skills Acquisition and the Girls Entrepreneurship and Skills Training (GEST) among other programmes.
Ezewu, who explained that women and girl child were very important partners in the collective existence of humanity, described them as pillars at the home front, experts in multitasking and wealth creators as well as mothers.
She called on other well-meaning Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to emulate the Japan Government and UNESCO in their initiatives towards making life easier for women, girls and less privileged in the society.
The commissioner assured the Japan-UNESCO team of the ministry’s collaboration to ensuring that the potentials of women and girls were properly utilized through the massive investment initiatives of the Okowa Administration.