Metro Television is celebrating #InternationalDayOfTheGirl with young talented pupils from Living Star school, True love school, Elmhurst Independent School and Atomic Hills Basic School among others.
The girls aged between 10 and 14 years, with just a day’s preparation, presented the October 11 edition of the News Beat on Metro Television.
The move is in line with this year’s theme for the International Day of the Girl Child, “Our time is now—our rights, our future” and gives young girls a platform to explore their talents.
The guest presenters were Fafali Coffie, Vanessa Otu, Kendra Akua Arthur, Angel Kaifunbah and Philipa Armah-Bilson.
According to the United Nations, “Girls around the world continue to face unprecedented challenges to their education, their physical and mental wellness, and the protections needed for a life without violence. Girls with disabilities face additional barriers to accessing support and services.”
On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 declaring October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.
The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.
Adolescent girls have the right to a safe, educated, and healthy life, not only during these critical formative years, but also as they mature into women. If effectively supported during the adolescent years, girls have the potential to change the world – both as the empowered girls of today and as tomorrow’s workers, entrepreneurs, mentors, household heads, political leaders and mothers.
An investment in realising the power of adolescent girls upholds their rights today and promises a more equitable and prosperous future, one in which half of humanity is an equal partner in solving the problems of climate change, political conflict, economic growth, disease prevention, and global sustainability.
Watch the October 11 edition of News Beat in the link below