International Day of the girl (IDG) is celebrated on October 11 every year.

The first observance of the day of the girl was on October 11, 2012.

On the occasion of the 2017 observance, Accord-Bridge Foundation visited two schools in Port-Harcourt to sensitize young girls of their value to the society and introduce the programme available to them in the Foundation.

The girls were also taught to recognize that empowering them requires their active participation and the active support from their parents, legal guardians and care providers as well as the wider community.

The 2017 theme is “EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises”.

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