Following the launch of #IChooseToSupportTheGirlChild” Campaign by the wife of Ondo State Governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu to support the cause of girl child education most especially in the area of participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ( STEM), more women have joined the train, calling for donations and support for BEMORE Summer Bootcamp to enable more girls benefit from the annual programme that has produced thousands of techsters.
In a trending video, the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluwaseun Aiyedatiwa openly campaign for support for the progarmme she described as an admirable platform that has been churning out future technology leaders as a way of bridging digital gender gap in STEM.
While applauding Mrs. Akeredolu for birthing BEMORE Empowered Initiative, Mrs. Aiyedatiwa said it is a cause to be supported by all.
Also the Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor, Ms. Tobiloba Fademi in an open campaign reeled out testimonies of some BEMORE girls like Marvellous Jegede, Tolu Ehimosan, Funmi Akeremale, Christianah Madu, to mention a few, who have contributed to their communities after going through the 2 weeks of training at the camp.
Ms. Fademi who said the BEMORE Empowered Initiative has produced over a thousand future Tech leaders also enjoined others to join in the campaign to positively enhance the lives of girls by supporting them to go through the BEMORE Summer Bootcamp where they are trained on Solar Technology, ICT, Leadership, Digital Marketing, Personal Hygiene and other life-enhancing skills.
The Chief Matron of BEMORE Boot Camp and also an SSA to the Governor, Mrs. Elizabeth Mfon Akpan also in a public declaration affirmed her commitment to the cause.
The BEMORE Summer Boot Camp is an initiative of Mrs. Akeredolu which started out in 2017 as part of her effort to bridge gender gap between the girl child and the boy child as available statistics shows that Nigeria is far behind in promoting the improvement of access to technology for girls and women because of deeply entrenched social, gender and cultural norms.
It is on record that thousands of girls have benefited from this initiative through which many of them now have access to individual laptops given to them at the end of their training.