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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Over 300 girls will attend the 2022 edition of the annual Leadership, Empowerment, Achievement and Development (LEAD) Girls Camp organized by Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) in partnership with Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.

The week-long event, which begins today, Monday, July 25, 2022, is designed to empower young girls to be high-performing leaders in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal – equality genders.

Union Bank, which has supported the program for eight years, said it aligns with its sustainability impact strategy.

“Union Bank is delighted to extend its longstanding partnership with Junior Achievement Nigeria for their LEAD Camp.

“As a bank, we are committed to fostering the success of the communities we serve and this partnership reinforces our commitment to promoting gender equality and our goal of supporting girls.

“We are proud to see the impact of the program on young girls across the country and we salute the efforts of the JAN team who work tirelessly to impact them,” said the brand and marketing manager of Union Bank, Mrs. Ogochukwu Ekezie-Ekaidem. , said.

On her part, the Executive Director of JAN, Mrs. Foluso Gbadamosi, said, “Junior Achievement Nigeria’s LEAD Camp is a transformative experience for girls.

“To have top women from different organizations impacting our girls is not only inspiring, but reassuring and a clear indication that young girls can aspire to be all they were created to be.

“Whatever career path they choose, they can succeed with the right guidance, mindset, skills and networks – that’s what this program offers.

“We appreciate Union Bank for their continued support in partnering with us for LEAD Camp and look forward to more years of inspiring girls and enabling them to thrive.”

It was found that this year’s edition, which is the 21st anniversary, is the first time the camp will be held in hybrid mode, with participants to be guided through activities such as leadership workshops, empowerment/panel covering: financial literacy, entrepreneurship, technology, creative arts and entertainment, and developmental sessions such as coding, understanding sexual abuse and personal hygiene with women leaders from the private and public sectors in Nigeria and project group mentors.

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