Wife of the Senate President and founder of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, Mrs. Toyin Saraki was at her childhood school, Holy Child College (HCC) Ikoyi as the chief launcher of ‘Action, Not Words,’ a special publication on the history, accomplishments and achievements of (HCC) in Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the school.
Mrs Saraki encouraged students of HCC to take advantage of the opportunity/privilege of education as it is a crucial tool to building a future free from discrimination and poverty. Emphasizing on the benefits of educating the girl child, she stated:
“It gives me great pleasure to be participating in this Back to School initiative of my alma mater, and to share with current students of Holy Child College that they can achieve whatever they set their sights at.”
Sharing her experience, Mrs Saraki encouraged the girls at the HCC to work hard, while aiming to take up roles/positions that are currently being dominated by the male gender, especially in leadership, governance and innovation. She also emphasized that education will play a crucial role in eliminating social vices against women and girls such gender-based violence; female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C); and forced, early and child marriages (FECMs).