NGO Harps On Poverty Eradication Among Girls


A Non-Governmental Organisation, Mother of Good Counsel Initiative (MOGCI) has stated its resolve to emancipate and eradicate poverty from the lives of abandoned street girls.
Speaking during an award night of the NGO last weekend, the chairman of the occasion, Dr Patrick Ohia, who is the Chief Medical Director of Morning Star Hospitals commended the organisation for its commitment in motivating the grassroots women and girls with vocational and entrepreneurial skills.
Ohia, who was represented by the Business Development Manager of the hospital, Bassey Progress, said that the leadership and managerial skills impacted to the girls would empower them with the knowledge and courage to break free from the chains of limitations the hostile environment kept them in the past.
She noted the need for the awardees to support the NGO for the good works done on the 60 street girls, adding “educating girls and giving them the tools to shape their own future has an incredible multiplier effect on the economic growth of the state and nation.
In her speech, the permanent secretary, Ministry of Justice, Barr. Florence Fiberesima, who was the mother of the day noted that the move by the organisation is in the right direction, adding that, “bringing the girls together and making them understand that they are potentially great would attract a reward from men and God. Each girl represents a family and society at large”.
In her contribution, the face of MOGCI, Mrs Rosemary Ibanibo, called on the girls not to allow the present situation define their future, stressing the need for the girls to put more effort in what ever training they are receiving.
She stated her support for the good dream and vision of the NGO, stating that the adoption and support of the girls shows her feelings towards the betterment of the future mothers whose skills and entrepreneurial prowess would affect the society.
The visioner, lady Doris Onyeneke, an Estate Surveyor by profession said that the vision was given to her by the Holy Spirit who has helped her to actualise the dream of pulling girls from the streets and making something great out of them.
Lady Onyeneke noted that the girls have started making money for themselves through the skill they have acquired from the organisation, adding that the first batch would soon graduate as tremendous changes have been made in their lives.
The highlights of the programme include award to the supporters of the girls, cultural dance by the girls and birthday celebrate for the Executive Director of MOGCI, Lady Doris Onyeneke.