INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE
DoTheDream Youth Development Initiative is a non profit organisation that uses formal and informal education as a creative tool through communications, media, and technology in empowering youths towards promoting change in the society.
Tackling some of the greatest challenges of the Agenda for Sustainable Development – from improving health to combating climate change – will rely on harnessing all talent. That means getting more women working in these fields. Diversity in research expands the pool of talented researchers, bringing in fresh perspectives, talent and creativity.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is a reminder that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology and that their participation should be strengthened.
Although Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are widely regarded as critical to national economies, so far most countries, no matter their level of development, have not achieved gender equality in STEM.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024 Edition The programme held at the DoTheDream YDI/Life Development Center SDGs Leadership Resource Center in Ayedeere Ajibola High School and it was targeted at creating awareness and enlightening girls about the role and impact of science and technology in the society.
The Global Alliance for Women and Girls Are Asset Project- GAWGAAP of DoTheDream YDI is part of the campaign of the organisation to create opportunities for Women and Girls to thrive science and technology. The programme was supported by ProAlly,Exciting World of Geology etc.nar dapibus leo.
GIRLS ARE ASSET PROJECT
The 2023 International Day of Girl Child is in Collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Basic Education, Office of the Sustainable Development Goals,Lagos state features students of Education Districts in Lagos state with the theme, “Invest in Girls’ Rights: Our Leadership, Our Well-being.”
The program features eminent personalities with impact mentality for Girl Child greatness include the Founder & CEO Adebusuyi Olutayo Olumadewa, Chairman of the Board of DoTheDream YDI -Oluwatoyin Aromire, the Board of Trustees of DoTheDream YDI Tinuke Bosun -Okusaga, Tunbosun Afolayan. Folake Odediran – ( Strategic Leadership & General Management ) ably represented by Mrs Idowu Olabintan -the Country Human Resources Business Partner & DE&, Mrs Bridget Elesin – Family Life Coach, Abiodun Adewale of DoTheDream YDI and Mrs Joke Ogunojemite -representing the Permanent Secretary, Office of the Sustainable Development Goals Lagos State Mrs Abosede George are great personalities whose teaching resonates the theme of the event.
The event started with National Anthem of Federal Republic of Nigeria by the Founder & CEO followed by the introduction of the speakers both online and offline. Welcome address was delivered by Oluwatoyin Aromire where he charged the delegates to champion the cause of the change that makes the wheels spin. Tunbosun Afolayan opening speech on celebrating the limitless potential and resilience reminds of the transformative power that education, support, and equal opportunities can have on the lives of young girls.
Tinuke Bosun Okusaga set the event in right direction on why Girl Child must do things differently in championing the cause of greatness. Mrs Idowu Olabimtan celebrated all the girls child around the world and to challenge every girl to continue to pursue their dreams knowingfully it is valid and your rights are worth fighting for. You can be anything you want to be if you set your mind to it. Mrs Bridget Elesin message to the Girls, centered around goals -”where do you see yourself in 10years time. Mrs Joke Ogunojemite -A goodwill message from Permanent Scerearty office of the SDGs electrify the atmosphere towards interests in SDGs for greater good. Mr Adebusuyi Olutayo Olumadewa message to the Girls was on personal development, inspiring them never to loose opportunity.Citing his example of missed opportunity, he led the team to donate 300 copies of ‘Stay Healthy’ Book to all the delegates in which part of a chapter of the book was read together on becoming the change that changes things. The Girls were given oportunity to be the change by sharing their dreams and passion. While question and answers follow immediately. #GirlsareAsset Project program #GirlsinEnergy was officially unveiled by Tunbosun Afolayan. In her words, it is imperative upon us to provide collaborative support to DoTheDream YDI .
Empowering girls in the energy sector is not only an investment in their future, it’s an investment in the future of our planet, and human race. When girls are given the tools, knowledge, and encouragement to pursue careers in the energy industry, they become the driving force behind innovation, sustainability, and positive change. Energy Projects were showcase showing the limitless potentials of the #GirlsinEnergy
Vote of thanks was delivered by Adebusuyi Olutayo Olumadewa