As part of her effort to alleviate the plight of the less privileged children in the society, Face of Epic Africa Tourism, Queen Goodness Okpala donated food items, wears; toiletries among other things to some motherless homes recently in Abuja.
Queen Goodness also visited some schools, Maraba and Nyanya bridges in Abuja where she fed over 200 baggers living under the bridge.
Besides giving them food items and other consumables, she also taught young school girls about personal hygiene.
Speaking during the visits, the Face of Epic Africa Tourism 2021/2022 queen explained that the exercise was part of her effort to give back to the society.
Lamenting high rate of hardship in the country she appealed to well -meaning individuals and corporate bodies to come to the aid of the needy in the society.
Also, she appealed to government at all levels to support organisations working in such areas, so as to enable them do more.
On her pet project, titled “Personal Hygiene and Padding The Girl Child Initiative’’, she said aimed to promote personal hygiene to those young girls who are not living a healthy life style as well to support reproductive health and wellbeing of women folk.
The project she also said hoped to Identify and support girls and women who have suffered discrimination, domestic violence. fight against early marriage, abuse and educate girl child.
Also, she planned to increase access and encourage enrollment to basic education, through community mobilisation, for girl child who are not in school.
Talking about the increased number of -out of- school girls in Nigeria and particularly in the north, she said: In the north we have so many girls who drop out from school because of lack of financial support and outrage of early marriage.
“There is need for the implemention of family planning in all homes, so that parents will have enough to train their girl child in school.’’
Advocating for the abolition of child marriage in the country, she said: “these girls can go back to school and become great woman who will change the economy. “When girl child is educated, the entire economy grows and thrives.
On the other hand, she appealed to government to improve girl child support in our society, adding “ government should make different budgets on girl child awareness support scheme, by financially supporting trusted foundations not those who will use the money for their personal interest.’’.
Also, she advised that parents particularly mothers should look out for the well-being of their children by educate them about abuse and molestation.
In her words: “Parents should always give a listening ear to their children when they come to complain about incidents occurred in school, homes, environment where they go to, boarding schools.”
Some of the beneficiaries both baggers and the school girls lauded the organisers of the programme.