Girls' Power Initiative (GPI) Calabar provide adolescent girls with comprehensive sexuality education programme from a gender and human rights perspective. This is done through the weekly safe space lessons that runs for 3 years. The 24th Graduation ceremony for the 48 newly emerged sexuality peer educators held on August 21, 2021
The event of the day included a public education session on the objectives of GPI, her activities and other work done and had representation from the Government Ministries, Department and Agencies, Media Houses, NGOs, parents and guardians, friends and families of the graduands. The category of persons in attendance is to show the moral and technical supports GPI receives from her environment and endorsement to continue to educate the adolescent girls with the right and age appriopiate sexuality information for their healthy development towards an empowered womanhood.
Quoting the graduands during an interview, they had the following to say:
"We have been empowered with information and skills to aid making informed decisions and mobilized for social action"
"With Information and sexual reproductive health services received from GPI, i can face growing up challenges as a female"
Thanks to GPI for giving us authority and the right information to challenge gender sterotypes and speak up against violence against girls and women"
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