The African Girl Child

By Yvonne Matanhire

The Girl Child, otherwise called the fair and gentle Sex, it won’t be right to call them a weaker sex because they Play multiple roles with ease

From being a wife/mother/daughter/sister to a lawyer/CEO/architect/manager and what not, a girl manages to excel in every aspect of her life. She handles everything with grace and maturity.

Multitasking is something which comes naturally to them! From worrying about the dirty dishes to filling papers in the office, nothing escapes her mind. She gives her 100% in whatever she does. On one side, she has to take care of her household, rear children and on the other hand provide financial stability and support her husband. A girl has many challenges and struggles to overcome, yet she doesn’t complain. She tries to bring a smile on everyone’s face with the best of her abilities.


The traditional philosophy is that a woman’s place is in her husband’s kitchen and her primary role centres on her home. This belief have kept many girls away from education. But there is an undeniable fact that that enabling female education is crucial for national development, and the role of women cannot be underestimated. The general belief is that “when you educate a man, you educate one but when you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” This is so because the education of every child starts from the family and the mother is the first teacher. Educating the girl child produces mothers who are educated and who will in turn educate their children, care for their families and provide their children.
Talking about great people in Nigeria, Queen moremi and Queen Aminat of Zaria , Mary Sensor just to mention a few has played a significant role in the development of the nation.

Girls are equally capable to reaching new heights and fulfilling their dreams. They are no less than men, especially when it comes to hard work. When given the right opportunity, they can beat everyone in their respective fields and outshine everyone.

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