NGO partners Kaduna NUJ On Girl-child education in the north

NGO partners Kaduna NUJ On Girl-child education in the north

By Alex Uangbaoje

Center for Change and Community Development has advocated for partnership with the Nigeria Union of Journalist, Kaduna State Council towards girl-child education in the North.

Addressing a press conference in Kaduna, the Chairman, Zack Amata a Nollywood film maker said the Center for Change and Community Development is a Non-Governmental
Organization (NGO), who is out to fight poverty, disease and intolerance in Nigeria.

The NGO produced a film in Hausa titled: Zabi Na (My Choice), to encourage
girls in the North to face education, and a UNICEF version of the film was
premiered at the Council for journalists to view, comments, make
contributions where necessary and give appropriate publicity to the importance of girl-child education in the North.

“If anybody knows me here today, it is because of NTA. I was a cast of
‘Behind the Cloud’ and other programmes in the national network channel. Now, we’re into Non-Governmental Organization called Center for Change and
Community Development.

“We want to contribute our quota to fight poverty, disease and intolerance
in Nigeria. We have discovered there is a complicated link between poverty
and education of girls.

“In education today, Nigeria is way behind all other countries in Africa,
and we call our self the giant of Africa. Nigeria has the highest number
of out of school children in the world. There are children that are
supposed to go to school but are not in school, now there are 12
million. That’s
what we’re told by UNESCO, UNICEF etc. And out of the 12 million more than
7 million are girls.

“What we have decided to do is to contribute our own little quota to
fighting poverty, disease and what we’ve done; I’m not a politician since I can’t play politics. I’m not a business man for I don’t know how to sell. But something I know is that God gave me a talent to be act and produce films. So,
I’ve been doing that to see in what way I can help.

“I’ve produced a film in Hausa titled: ‘My Choice’, because we’re trying to
encourage the girls seek education. Just like the American dream, which is anybody can aspire for any position in America. We’re trying to encourage girls in Nigeria do not aspire just to be a wife; a second class citizen.
You can aspire to the highest position in this country,” Amata said.

Secretary to the Kaduna State Council of the NUJ, Dominic Uzu thanked Mr. Amata for his foresight in coming up with a lofty idea for the plight of girls in the
north and promised that all hands will be on deck to see that adequate
publicity is given to encourage both the girls, parents and guardian to see the need to send their daughters to school.

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