The Extended Hands Foundation (EHF), a charity organisation founded by actress and film producer, Stephanie Linus, is creatively engaging the younger generation in vital conversations about Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
With support from Ford Foundation, the organisation hosted students of six secondary schools across Lagos State to an inter-school debate with the theme: “A World Without Gender-Based Violence.”
The competition provided an opportunity for the students to raise awareness, ignite discussions, and explore innovative solutions to create a world where everyone can live free from violence and discrimination.
Representatives of six schools: Molan High School, New Edition School, Great Lilly College, Ireti Senior Grammar School, Victoria Island Senior Secondary School and Gbara Community Senior Secondary School participated in the highly competitive debate, with Molan High School, Ikotun, Lagos, emerging the champion.
“This inter-school debate competition is a response to the impressive work of change agents across secondary schools in Nigeria, especially secondary schools that are project partners.”
“We aim to convey, unite and guide Nigerian students on the path to being agents of transformation through the power of knowledge sharing,” Linus stated. A panel of distinguished social entrepreneurs and subject-matter experts selected the winners of the debate competition after reviewing all the presentations.
Some representatives of the participating schools also volunteered as ambassadors to continue championing the cause in their respective schools and communities.
The EHF is committed to investing in the development of the Nigerian society by equipping youths with the right capacities and proffer solutions to sustainable development goals.
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