Nigeria Girls’ Guide Celebrates World Thinking Day
The Members of Nigeria Girls Guide Association (NGGA), Ebonyi State chapter, has celebrated World Thinking Day in grand style with an earnest call on Nigerians for positive impact in the society.
Speaking on the occasion, the State Commissioner of the Association, Dr. Mrs. Tina Igberi who disclosed that the association is operational in 145 countries of the world as founded by Agnes Baden Powel called for more volunteers to correct ugly trends in the society.
She stated that the celebration of World Thinking Day is yearly in commemoration of the birthday of their founder with a view to ensuring that good virtues are impacted for a better society.
According to her, the impact for the girl’s guide is all about bringing positive changes both personal and in wider perspective as the year’s mosaic is divided into 4 parts: the flame, two stars, compass and trefoil leaves.
She said, “Everything we do in girls guide has an impact on the lives of our members and the people around them. By providing a relevant, exciting, learner-led and accessible environment for our youth members, they experience a positive change inside them.”
‘” As they develop different skills such as communication, collaboration, character, creativity, commitment, and citizenship, they get motivated to make a positive change in the community and the wider world. Hence, the impact in Girls Guide Association happens individually and collectively.”
“In Ebonyi State, we are committed to creating a positive impact on our girls and young women but we cannot do this effectively alone. Therefore because of the enormous work involved in making these girls develop their fullest potentials as responsible citizens of the world, we need more volunteers to do the job. This association has a curriculum for all age brackets and poised to deliver on its mandate.”
“We have our members scattered in some schools but we hope that there will be a time when the government will realize that the voluntary organizations have serious roles to play in the development of the girls thereby making it compulsory for all schools to establish guiding,” Dr. Igberi stated.
In a lecture delivered by Mrs. Juliet Kama Kay during the occasion, the girls were encouraged to maintain both personal and environmental hygiene to ensure good health free of the outbreak of diseases and infections.
High points of the occasion were investiture of Professor Mrs. Nnorom Chinyere and Mr. Akunweze Samuel as friends of Guide and the headmistress of Redeemer’s International School, Mrs. Ruth Samuel as matron of the association; as well as enrollment of some Guides and Brownies into the association.