DR. MARGARET TEENS FOUNDATION TARGETS 40 YOUNG GIRLS FOR EMPOWERMENT IN ABIA STATE.
Once again more young girls in Abia State would soon smile as a foundation known as Dr. Margaret Teens Foundation-DMTF is set to align with the Wife of the Abia State Governor’s empowerment spree. However, for the DR. MARGARET TEENS FOUNDATION, the concentration is only on young girls.
Led by the President, Miss Chigbu Onyinyechi Vivian, the Foundation focuses on empowering the girl child, especially teenagers who have acquired skills either in tailoring or hairdressing. The aim is to help the young girls on the streets to ensure they have something doing on their own, so that when they get married in future, they would be financially independent and be able to assist their families. When asked recently on why the Foundation focuses on young girls, the President, Miss Chigbu Onyinyechi Vivian disclosed that the girls were considered because they are the most vulnerable in the society. According to her, if girls have skills of their own, they can fetch money for themselves and their families.
The dream of establishing the Foundation which started since 2013 came true last year with a programme tagged “Anambra Girls’ Connect,” where girls in Anambra State were empowered in their various skills. In Abia State, particularly Umuahia, the first phase was done in April 26th this year, in the presence of the Wife of the Governor, Mrs. Nkechi Ikpeazu, where about ten girls were empowered in various skill areas.