Founder and President of Initiative for Promotion of Research on Women and Gender Development (ROWAG), Dr. Arinola Oluwo, has reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment towards the development of education, especially in rural communities.
Dr. Oluwo made this known recently at the valedictory service of Government Junior College, Class of 2016, Osborne Road, Ikoyi, where she chaired the event.
ROWAG, a non-profit, non-government and non-political organisation, collaborates with other NGOs to provide mentorship programmes for students in secondary and higher institutions.
The organisation, last year, conducted leadership training for youths in Obalende community, Ikoyi, Lagos.
ROWAG also advocates for women’s rights and trains administrators and teachers to understand gender related issues.
Speaking further, Dr. Oluwo advised the graduands to focus on their academics while emphasising the need for them to develop interest in vocational skills such as photography, make-up artistry, tying of head gear, tailoring, hairdressing, among others, so as to earn extra income during holidays.
Also at the event was the President and Founder of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation, Mrs Aishat Oyebode, among others.