Dear Sponsors! It is exciting once again to reach out to you with progress of our work.
In pursuit of Songtaba's objective to empower girls to stay and complete their basic education, the organization has instituted a motivation package for all deserving girls’ club members across partner’s schools in Nanumba. The initiative aimed at motivating members to improve upon their academic performance in schools. To ensure fairness and transparency in selecting beneficiaries, the organization held school levels discussions with partner’s school and came out with a criteria for selecting deserving students. Each subject was given a cutoff point and announced to students before termly examination, that whoever crosses the cutoff point shall be given an award by songtaba. the girls were very excited about this initiative and motivated to learn more for this wonderful package from songtaba.
All deserving students took home, exercise books, pens, pencils and mathematical sets. The children were happy and promise to take their class lessons and private studies serious for more awards. Those who could not make it took it as a challenge to ensure they get into the winning team in subsequent examination. One hundred and sixty girls club members from 32 clubs in 23 partner school across Nanumba North municipal and south district received the awards. Parents, teachers and school Authorities express their profound gratitude’s and appreciation for this initiative and promise to support their wards academic excellence by discharging roles and responsibilities as parents.
The awards presentations created an opportunity for role models to share with girls and parents on the importance and need for girls child education. The girls were advice to be serious of their studies and remember no one is born to be stupid, every person was born with talents. Hence they all need to explore on their talents to know areas they can support develop their respective communities. Parents and teachers were advised to encourage and support teenage mothers back to school. They should ensure violence free environment for effective teaching and learning. This is what Madam Aisha 34 year’s old girls club patron from kukuo primary school has for her members:
“Our cultural orientation in the past need not to be encouraged, we need to adopt modern way of living in a competitive world. Education should not be seen as an exclusive responsibility of the male child, it is the rights of all people to be educated. And the only way women can close this academic gap with their male counterpart is to be serious on studies to improve class performance. When you failed to learn in school, it becomes a breeding ground for your failure in life. Hence let us all be very serious with our studies to fight against poverty in future”