Nura Iro Maaji

If I win the Young Visionaries grant, I will collaborate with the state of Kano (in Nigeria) ministries of health, youth and other development partners to create three Leadership 4 Health clubs (L4H Club) for young adolescent girls in three girls’ senior secondary schools across the three senatorial districts of the state (one club per each senatorial district). This will have the aim of equipping and providing them with the necessary leadership and communication skills, and also factual information regarding their sexuality, so as for them to be able to make informed and reliable decisions. The rationale behind this initiative (L4H Club), is to save young adolescent girls in the state from the dangers of early and forced marriages that have engulfed the majority of them in the state. Members of the club are expected to enlighten other students in their various schools so as the messaging will have a multiplier effect.


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