Nigeria hosts world Girl Guides

Girls Guide during an outing in Enugu

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), African region will hold its 10th annual conference in Lagos beginning from Sunday, August 11. Nigeria is hosting the conference for the first time.

A week-long programme, which is expected to be rounded off on Saturday has “African young women: Soaring towards excellence,” as it theme.

A statement by the Nigerian chapter of the association, which is known to be one of the largest on the continent, said apart from the opening ceremony, which would take place at the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Pavilion in Ikeja on Monday by 12 noon with the Chairman of Africa Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma as a keynote speaker, other activities would be held at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja.

The Africa regional conference holding three years interval is a decision-making organ for the organisation, through which representatives from 31 member countries, partner organisations and guests from the continent are brought together under one roof.

The conference will feature workshops, seminars, exchange of ideas, exhibition of projects by member organisations, election of the Africa committee members, and the bidding for the next host. There will also be a fundraising dinner on August 16 by 6.00pm and visiting participants will also have the opportunity of visiting some tourist sites including National Museum.

WAGGGS is the largest voluntary movement dedicated to the development of girls and young women in the world and has over 10 million members globally.

Author: TUNBOSUN OGUNDARE

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