2017 LEAD CAMP; 120 GIRLS TOOK PART
By SAMMAKO EMMANUEL
Over 120 teenage girls from Parishes, Pastoral Areas and Chaplaincies under Jos Archdiocese, recently converged on St. Murumba’s College, Jos for the 2017 Lead Camp which had as its theme: “The Fight Against Cancer Must Continue.”
The camp was at the instance of the Teenage Girls Empowerment Centre, TGEC, and it began with the celebration of the Holy Mass officiated by the Chancellor of the Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Ikpa during which he admonished the girls to take advantage of the camp to learn new things and make new friends that would assist them become good mothers and better citizens to the nation and children to their parents.
In her address, coordinator of TGEC, Mrs. Martha Kunmiap stated that the aim of the Camp was to impact on the girls positive ideas so that they would beocome architects of their future, considering how vulnerable the girl child could be, noting that the responsibility of the TGEC and the parents of the girls is to help them secure their future and become useful to themselves, their parents and the society by giving them a sense of belonging.
Mrs. Kunmiap stated that the Teenage Girls’ Empowerment Centre is a non-profit organization established by the Archdiocese in 2002 with the aim of providing space and opportunity for teenage girls to interact, discover the realities and challenges surrounding their growth and build their confidence to make responsive and informed decisions
The one-week camp featured talks on Cervical/Breast Cancer by Dr. Hadiza Agbo, Feminim Hygiene, By Mrs. Elizabeth Olagbaju, Leadership Skills and Interaction Among Peers by Miss Lilian Pwol, HIV Awareness, Skills Acquisition, Games/Recreation by Miss Benny Dung and Soap and Izal Making by Mrs. Simi Goshwe, Director of Simji Girl Child Initiative.