The National Library talks about the self-esteem of orphans
1 The National Library of Nigeria, Plateau Branch, called for more efforts to boost girls’ self-esteem.
2 Mrs Sarah Emmanuelthe head of the branch, made the call on Tuesday to Jose during a mentorship and job training program for orphaned girls to commemorate the 2022 edition of the International Day of the Girl.
3 The event, held at House of Recab, an orphanage and home for less privileged children in Jos, was co-hosted by Dare To Be Different Reading Club and Better Class Environment Organisation.
4 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the International Day of the Girl Child was launched in 2012.
The theme for 2022 is “Our time is now, Our rights our future”.
5 Emmanuel said the essence of the event was to impact the self-esteem of girls, especially the most vulnerable in society.
6 “We want the girls to really know that they can believe in themselves, that they don’t hide their talents under any circumstances.
seven “They have to believe in themselves and they have to know that they have something to offer their country,” she said.
8 For her part, Ms. Sandra Addico-host of the event, recalled the importance of the place of the little girl and the need for her to have a healthy state of mind, despite her disadvantaged positions.
9 “So for this event, we know it’s important that we pay attention to the little girl because you see when you build a woman, you build the nation.
ten “It is she who will ultimately educate all other people, including the male child.
11 “So we strongly believe and that’s very important because the girls we’re dealing with today are actually orphans.
12 “They grow up in this environment where they feel weak, they feel like their parents left them, they usually have that feeling.
13 “We try to make them feel like someone somewhere is watching over them and someone somewhere feels important,” she said.
14 One of the orphaned girls, Mercy Isaac, said she felt special to have been chosen as one of the participants in the event.
15 Also, Elizabeth Tukura, another orphan, thanked the organizers and prayed to experience a similar gesture at next year’s celebration.